We had “a day without immigrants”. It did not change anything except the poor souls who lost their jobs. After all, employers can not afford to be without employees. Employers, unlike march organizers, live in the real world of deadlines and invoices.
Today, we have “a day without women”, an idea based on International Woman’s Day.
We know why “Las damas” march in Cuba. They want freedom and their men released from prison.
What exactly are these women in the US protesting about?
In Virginia, a school district shut down classes today. Why? The answer is that some teachers decided to put political protest over their jobs. Wonder who is explaining that to the working moms who can’t drop off their children at school today?
All the organizing material is bathed in vague blather about raising awareness without asking for any specific reforms.
Unlike this month’s “Bodega strike,” in which immigrant businesses closed their doors in objection to Trump’s travel ban, or #GrabYourWallet, which seeks to protest the Trump family’s conflicts of interest, or even January’s “Women’s March on Washington,” which was at least reacting to President Donald Trump’s inauguration and history of sexist comments, “A Day Without A Woman” is a protest without a point.
If women are going to put thousands of children out of school and consider grinding the American economy to a halt, they at least ought to have a good, clear reason to do so.
At the same time, is anyone protesting for the rights of little girls who will be aborted today? These little girls will never be born or get to participate in any political parade or vote for a woman running for president.