Quite literally, life could not exist without women — and in response to the current political and social climate, feminists are organizing a general strike for March 8 to demonstrate to the world what a day without women actually looks like. Those attending protests on A Day Without Women might be looking for quotes to use on their Women's Strike signs, of which I have plenty — but even if you're not striking, these quotes can help show your support. Carry a sign to work, or even just write a quote on a piece of paper to keep in your pocket in silent protest.
The organizers of the Women's March (which, by the way, was the largest reported protest in U.S. history) have been vocal in their support for the strike, calling for women across the county and around the world to band together to illustrate the true reality of a day without women. Additionally, you can join the "A Day Without Women Movement" by refraining from shopping, or only giving business to women- and minority-owned businesses; and wearing the color red.
The fact that gender equality — and so many other kinds of equality, for that matter — still does not exist in 2017 is sobering. Even though you have more rights than your mother and grandmother, we're still a long way from having the same rights afforded to men. These 16 quotes to put on your "A Day Without Women" signs will inspire you to fight for a better tomorrow, today.
1"Women's rights are human rights."
2When a man gives his opinion, he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she's a bitch."
3"I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side."
4"The only tired I was, was tired of giving in."
5"Why do some people say 'grow some balls'? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding."
6"The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving."
7"At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can."
8"The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it."
9"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back."
10"I never did anything alone. Whatever was accomplished in this country was accomplished collectively."
11“I am the beginning with 'girl power' — deal with it.”
12"I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act."
13“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.”
14"Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance."
15“Who run the world? Girls.”