Women's Rights Sara KlomPus

‘Day Without a Woman’ Protest Tests a Movement’s Staying Power

From the New York Times by: Susan Chira, Rachel Abrams, Katie Rodgers

The Lead

"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."

Type of Lead

Summary Lead

What, Where, Who, When, Why, How

What?

Women rallied against Donald Trump's administration to fight for women's rights.

Where?

Washington Square Park in Manhattan, New York

Who?

Women rallied against Donald Trump

When?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Why?

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.

How?

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.

Conclusion

"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.'"

MLA Citation

New York Times Company, 8 Mar. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/03/08/us/a-day-without-a-woman.html. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017.

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