"A Day Without A Woman" is leaving some kids without classes and that means some parents without options.
The one side effect no one thought about with the event is school closures. With them come the problems of what to do with the child. Some women who had planned to protest now are unable to.
While some parents are lashing out at school districts for last minute closures, CNN reports on one parent on the Facebook page of Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in North Carolina loved it. "Way to go Teachers! The whole point is to make people realize what an inconvenience it is when Women don't show up. You are doing a brave and great thing. Thank you. (From a parent who is facing said inconvenience!).”
The national strike movement today coincides with International Women's Day. It aims to draw attention to inequities working women face compared to men, from wage disparity to harassment to job insecurity.
In a somewhat related story the internet went wild last night with speculation after the Statue Of Liberty went dark to show solidarity with today's protest. The Parks Dept revealed the truth however. We lost power for about 90 minutes due to a project involving a new emergency backup generator being installed.