“Day Without A Woman,” a one-day strike meant to demonstrate the importance of women to economy and labor force, is happening tomorrow, March 8. To advertise your support of the strike, why not add some “Day Without A Woman” graphics to your social media accounts? There are a number of important ways for women and their allies to participate in the strike, but changing your profile images and posting graphics in support of the strike on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are simple actions you can take to show your solidarity — and, luckily, I’ve got a bunch of handy graphics for you right here, courtesy of the Women’s March.
“A Day Without A Woman,” organized by the folks behind the Woman’s March on Washington, will be a demonstration of “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity.” Organizers recommend three key ways that people can take part in “A Day Without A Woman”:
If you are able to take the day off, you might choose to spend your day attending a protest or rally, going to an event for International Women’s Day, or volunteering. Of course, being able to take the day off work is a privilege that not everyone has, but you can still participate meaningfully in the strike if you have to work: You can wear red, only spend money at businesses that support the mission of the strike (or don’t spend money at all), and call or write to your representatives.
Regardless of which version of participation in the strike works best for you, an easy way to show your support for the event is to gussy up your social media accounts with “A Day Without A Woman” graphics. You’ve got lots to choose from:
1. Change your Facebook and Twitter profiles pics.
2. Change your banners.
3. Give followers some handy instructions.
4. Lay down some truth.
5. Explain why you're closing shop for the day.
6. Say it in Spanish.
7. Say why you strike.
Tell people why you strike with the hashtag #IStrikeFor.