Women to abstain from ‘domestic duties’ on International Women’s Day

Women to abstain from ‘domestic duties’ on International Women’s Day
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[Ed. – Everybody deserves a day off.]

The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington are taking the next step by planning a “general strike” during which they will block roads, abstain from domestic care, and strike against educational institutions on March 8.

Eight feminists, including activists Angela Davis, Rasmea Yousef Odeh, and Nancy Fraser, called last week for a “next step” two weeks after the Women’s March on Jan. 21, which was in part a protest against President Donald Trump one day after his inauguration.

The proposed next step is to launch a global women’s strike called “A Day Without a Woman” on March 8, coinciding with International Women’s Day.

The strike is intended to mobilize all women, including trans women and all who support them, in over 30 countries that have already agreed to participate.

In an op-ed published by the Guardian, the eight feminists claim they plan to protest by abandoning their “domestic” duties, which presumably includes childcare.

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