Women participate in A Day Without a Woman

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ACPS has been in contact with other jurisdictions about the day, Lloyd says, but "ultimately the decision is ours, because it's about how students are affected in our school district".

The group also said the glass ceiling was more a perception than a reality.

Are the Women's Strike and A Day Without a Woman the same thing? "While they make their TV appearances in the name of championing all women, the message rings remarkably tone deaf to the struggles of so many women across our country who do not enjoy the same privilege", she wrote in Independent Journal Review.

"This day has also been deemed 'A Day Without Women.' Consequently, ACPS has chose to close schools for students for the day", superintendent Alvin L. Crawley said in a statement sent to parents and posted on the Alexandria City Public School website.

"I told my boss I wasn't gonna be at work today, that I had some civil duties to uphold rather than some work duties for the day, and they were very supportive", she said.


Several schools were closed in the USA states of North Carolina, Maryland and Washington, The Guardian reported. "The decision is based exclusively on our ability to provide sufficient staff to cover all our classrooms, and the impact of high staff absenteeism on student safety and delivery of instruction", district officials said in the statement. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said in a statement provided to ThinkProgress on Tuesday evening. This has caused problems for working parents, many of whom had to scramble to make arrangements for someone to look after their children.

Rallying under the slogan "A Day Without a Woman", many heeded the call to stay away from work or school - as others did last month to protest against the USA president's immigration policies. "Schools will open Thursday, March 9 on a normal schedule".

"I will be coming to work because our country can't afford a day in the Senate where women's voices are not heard."
The boycotts led to schools being closed down, farms being occupied, protests at Parliament buildings around the world and hundreds marching the streets. The main result is that you have put fellow women, who may lose their jobs because of you, in a real bind today.

"This last-minute decision does a disservice to anyone in a family where both parents work full-time".

"Women across the nation, as well as men, will be participating in a one-day demonstration to recognise the value of women", it said.

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