‘Day Without a Woman’ Protest Tests a Movement’s Staying Power
From the New York Times by: Susan Chira, Rachel Abrams, Katie Rodgers
"Once again in the young presidency of Donald J. Trump, women rallied against his administration on Wednesday, this time by skipping work, wearing red and refusing to spend money. But the protests were far smaller than the masses who turned the women’s marches on Jan. 21 into a phenomenon, keeping the question open of whether protesters’ fervor can be channeled into a sustained movement with demonstrable political results."
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What, Where, Who, When, Why, How
Women rallied against Donald Trump's administration to fight for women's rights.
Washington Square Park in Manhattan, New York
Women rallied against Donald Trump
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
There are many different reasons why people stand up for woman's rights, but mainly to fight against women inequality and against things such as unequal pay. They rallied to prove a point and get their idea across, that women need to be treated equally and fairly.
Many women and even men jammed into a Midtown block and started protesting for women's rights. They wanted to show how people need women in the world, so they skipped work, wore red and refused to spend any money.
"But not everyone had the option to protest. Jo Sorrentino, a 28-year-old arborist from Oakland, Calif., posted on Facebook that she would have lost a day’s pay. On an hourly wage of $21.50, she said, 'I can’t afford it.'"
New York Times Company, 8 Mar. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/us/a-day-without-a-woman.html. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.