On January 21, Women's March on Washington DC and in other cities gather thousands of women and men to protest against xenophobia, sexism, racism and misogyny promoted by the current administration
In order to strengthen this movement, this International Women’s Day, the march’s organizers have planned for A Day Without a Woman, one day -strike where women can show their indispensable role in this society and protest against misogynistic politicians and companies who threaten their rights by stopping domestic and care work and boycotting among other things.
If you are interesting in supporting this movement, follow the Women’s March official Facebook page
•WHAT DO YOU DO? I am a theater marketer.
•WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING? I am bringing attention to a really important movement. I think we're in a really troubling time right now and I think this movement is rooted in positivity but it's also rooted in action. We do need to bring attention to these things and hopefully create some change in government and in culture in general.
•HOW DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BE TALKING TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW? I think we should acknowledge the gap between men and women's rights. A lot of people think that we do have equal rights, but there are so many things that we still need to fight for like paid family maternity leave, and try to lessen the wage gap that we have currently. We just need to acknowledge it and we need to also pay attention to how we treat others and especially how we treat women. Young boys need to know how to treat women and how to react appropriately.
•WHICH WINONA RYDER ARE YOU? Probably Stranger Things Winona Ryder because I'm a little frazzled quite often.
•A Day Without a Woman, International Women's Day, 03.08.17
Don't give you heart to whom only seeks for your skin.
We continue our last #WomensWeekend with the incredible Malala.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani school pupil and spokesperson for women’s right to education. In retaliation for her high profile campaign for education and criticism of the Taliban, she was shot in the head at close range by a Taliban gunman. She survived the gunshot wound and has become a leading spokesperson for human rights, education and women’s rights. She has received numerous peace awards and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, at age 17, she is the youngest person to ever receive the prize.