PALM BEACH — The world seems to have gotten much more political since Palm Beacher Donald Trump took office, and it’s about time.
In the spirit of progress, Gossip Extra is proud to participate in the “A Day Without A Woman” general strike to help bring awareness to the short end of the stick that women have been getting for far too long.
The surprisingly successful Women’s March on Washington and the sister marches that happened in just about every major city in the country show that women are tired of being sidelined and having their reproductive rights attacked.
And they’re attempting to show that they’ve got some clout.
The strike has already closed three U.S. school districts.
Until women get equal pay, six months paid maternity leave, proper health care, paid leave when they’ve got sick kids and flexible schedules so they can be the kind of mothers our children need them to be, we’re standing with women.
There are three ways to support the strike, and we’re doing all three: Our chicks are taking the day off; we’re not doing any shopping (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses); and we’re wearing red to show solidarity.
Remember, hundreds of Palm Beach County school kids didn’t show up for class during last month’s “Day Without Immigrants” strike. Let’s see how the women fare.
Several events are planned around South Florida.
The West Palm Beach chapter of the Women’s March is hosting a beach cleanup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boynton Inlet Park, so the ladies who aren’t working can still work!
There’s a rally at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Miami at 10:30 am.
And, there will be a protest march at Bayfront Park Amphitheater at 6 p.m., followed by a vigil from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Please, bear with us if things take a little longer than usual; the men are holding down the ship today.