A new way to fight for gender equalitiy on women´s day: A Day without a Woman
Meanwhile, the organizers of the Women´s March introduced, for the International Women´s Day on 8th March, a new way to stress how significant the fight for the equality of the sexes is. They call to every women to participate at A Day Without A Woman, to point out that all women are essential for society and economy and they must be recognized for that. The organizers of A Day Without A Woman invite women to take the day off from their paid or unpaid work. Through that, bosses should recognize that their business cannot run smoothly without the female workers– so why pay and appreciate them less for the same work? Further, women are invited to not go shopping. Due to that, shop owners, even big companies, shall realize the great importance of women´s participation once the female purchase power is gone.
In these two ways A Day Without A Woman wants to show how significant the participation of women in society is. With no women at work people should see how meaningful they are for a business. Nevertheless, women receive lower wages then men for the same work. Women are more vulnerable to discrimination and sexual harassment at work. As well, women´s jobs are often more insecure than the men´s. If there are many women taking the day off at work, it has to be realized that working women (whether “just” in a household or a company) are indispensable for a smooth operation.
Women can now stand together to show that their person counts. If the working power and money of women are so significant for economy and society, so why are they not treated like this? This year we can show it's wrong. Check out if this kind of rebellion is planned in your country! For further information: https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday/
written by Teresa Kampfmann