LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Thousands of women are expected to call out of work this Wednesday as a part of a nationwide show of economic solidarity on International Women’s Day.
The movement is called “A Day Without A Woman” where thousands of women are expected to take the day off from work to try and show what the world would be like if women did not contribute and bring awareness to women’s and equal rights.
The demonstration is organized by the same group who lead January’s nationwide women’s march.
Organizers say the point of the day is to show the value women of all backgrounds add to our economy and call for equal pay and job security.
Those participating will take the day off from paid and unpaid labor, avoid shopping for the day and wear red in solidarity with the movement.
“I would participate and especially if it’s going to show how everything would be without a woman because you know we do make a difference and we do a lot of things and to see what everybody, how they going to react without no women being involved in the system,” said Ericka Harrison of Lexington.
“I don’t think men would live without us to tell you the truth. I think it’s be a good thing because a lot of the time I think that men like you know my husband sometime thinks that you know women should stay at home and do this and that but I think that we you know deserve to do the same thing they do,” said Ashleigh Katuzian of Lexington.
In addition to the economic demonstration, the Kentucky National Organization for Women has organized a women’s strike that will be in front of the Fayette Circuit Courthouse from 12-6 p.m. on Wednesday.