Central Coast activists plan a “Day Without a Woman” events

March 5, 2017

Central Coast activists are planning a general strike on March 8 as part of the “Day Without a Woman” demonstrations. Proponents are asking women to take a day off from work, school and shopping.

If required to work, promoters are asking supporters of the “Day Without a Woman” strike to wear red.

“In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8, “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,” according to the group’s website.

In addition to the strike, organizers of the SLO Women’s March are planning a March 8 demonstration. Proponents are asking people to meet at Meadow Park in San Luis Obispo between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Supporters will then march through San Luis Obispo.

In Santa Barbara, proponents of a “Day Without a Woman” have planned a rally at De La Guerre Plaza at 11:30 p.m. that will include, speakers, musicians, a knitting circle and free fitness classes.

“Women are striking to show what a day without women looks like,” according to a press release on the event. “The strike will highlight “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socioeconomic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment and job insecurity.”


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Pelican1

Perhaps it’s time to revisit the ERA and finally put this nonsense to bed….so to speak.


Jorge Estrada

My wife and I will be busy and this day will pass un-noticed.


Ricky2

This is all pretty lightweight compared to how women used to get their points across. Back in ancient Greece, they decided to end a war they were fed up with. By having a sex strike. Now, that got results really fast!


shandy

Oh my goodness! Please stop this insanity already. Be kind and do your very best in life. The protests are divisive and stupidity at its greatest. As a woman the only thing it makes me do is loath these ridiculous protesters


San Louie

I wonder if the SLO City Manager and the SLOPD Chief will once again use their offices to promote this protest?


Will taxpayers once again be left paying for security and other services?


Truth1

What’s next…let me guess, “A day without men?”, “A day without blacks?” “A day without whites” How about we have a day with the “inclusion” of EVERYBODY doing their job and contributing to the well-being of all, wow, what a concept! How about we ALL grow up!


San Louie

Oh, no, no. Those would be sexist, racist, etc. But such standards don’t apply to women of course because after they are women. How that for using the protestor’s own logic?


only-when-i-do-this

This is already pretty much how life is in (most of) the USA, real women have gone missing for quite some time.


It doesn’t require an official event. It’s already been done.


laftch

They should be careful. Unlike low paid third world immigrants, it might be discovered that it costs more to have them in the work place than is economically justified.


pensatore

Only someone who has been or could be economically replaced would make such an ignorant statement.


tidepool

What a joke! I will have you know that during the Women’s March, several WOMEN who work downtown could not get to their jobs because of the crowds and lack of parking that day. And how much did that march cost the city of SLO? Please! Put on your big girl panties and wait out the 4 years then get out and actually vote for Oprah in 2020.


moderator

Lie still and think of Oprah.


pensatore

That is a sexist remark – “Put on your big girl panties….”


ccmom

yes, but it can also be used for men ie: put on your big BOY pants.


kettle

Still sexist and demeaning.


Home schooling?


ccmom

LOL, home schooling.


Ok, so how about we call it “putting on your mature human undergarments?” Happy now?


San Louie

Not since many women have adopted “boy’s briefs” or men’s “tighty whities.”


shandy

No its not, it just mean grow up already


ccmom

All of your statement was good until the “get out and actually vote for Oprah 2020” part.