Working-class women were placed in a precarious situation for a day when at least three school districts closed school for classes on the “A Day Without A Woman” strike organized by the anti-Trump “Women’s March on Washington.”
Parents in Alexandria, Virginia and in Prince George’s County, Maryland were upset because school was canceled without notice, due to teachers requesting a school day off to strike for economic equality and other women’s issues.
CNN noted the following:
Organizers say it was intended in the same spirit of “love and liberation” that inspired women’s marches worldwide.
But many are complaining that “A Day Without a Woman” will leave many women in a bind.The national strike movement on Wednesday coincides with International Women’s Day. It aims to draw attention to inequities working women face compared to men, from wage disparity to harassment to job insecurity.Several school districts across the country are closing to allow staff and teachers the chance to participate. While some people in those communities applauded district leadership for the show of solidarity, others criticized them for leaving working families scrambling to find childcare.