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Women all around the United States plan to use today, International Women's Day, to stay home from work and stage demonstrations to, among other things, continue their opposition efforts against the Trump administration and call attention to the gender pay gap.
In addition to not working, a great perk for protesters by itself, organizers suggest women wear red and also avoid spending money, the latter of which many men around the country undoubtedly wish their wives would observe in perpetuity. But if they just have to spend money, protest organizers suggest women only do so at women-owned businesses (which would seem difficult since those women-owned businesses should be closed in solidarity...but we digress). “It would pretty much shut down the economy if all women bought nothing,” said Michael Englund, the chief economist at Action Economics, a financial analysis firm. “It is a question of participation. I've never seen any boycott or protest ever affect GDP numbers.”
Organizers are attempting to repeat tactics from the Jan. 21 women's
march on Washington and other cities that came together largely through
Of course, this "Day Without Women" protest is intended to mimic the recent "Day Without Immigrants" protest in which "undocumented, residents, citizens, immigrants from all over the world" were encouraged to stay home from work and not spend money.