On March 8, a "Day Without A Woman" will occur — 24 hours for women around the world to go on strike from paid and unpaid labor. The idea is that their absence will highlight women's contributions to the world, which too often go unrecognized or taken for granted. If you can make it to one of the planned events for the day, you may be looking for feminist sign ideas for the women's strike, so you can stand out from the crowd while standing up for gender equality. Although many participants won't be working on the designated day, organizers have planned plenty of protests and marches to make their voices heard.
Organizers of the strike chose the date carefully to coincide with both International Women's Day and the similarly-themed International Women's Strike. Even women who can't afford to take off the entirety of March 8 can still join in; according to the Women's March's event page for the strike, participants can avoid shopping for the day (or shop only at women- and minority-owned stores) or simply wear red in solidarity. "In the same spirit... that inspired the Women's March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing 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," the Women's March organizers write.
If you feel like you spent all your creativity (and puns) on the Women's March on Washington in January, never fear! There's a wide world of feminist wordplay to be had out there. So grab your markers and some poster board, and get to work before the big day.