On march 8 2017, we celebrated international Women’s day around the world. The team behind the Women’s March organized “A Day Without a Woman,” in which they asked participants to “act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.” Organizers called for women to refrain from work. Those who were unable to protest supported the holiday by wearing red clothing.
The message was heard loud and clear that we women are fighting for our rights and will continue to fight.

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Many brands vouched for International women’s day, and Netflix released a special video compiled of TV’s greatest moments, without the presence of female characters.

“Our stories don’t work without women,” says the video. “And the world wouldn’t, either.”

Donald Trump posted two tweets regarding International Women’s Day.

Many of the protests had to deal with the backlash against the Supreme Court, after their refusal to hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender student from Virginia. The Trump administration also informed Planned Parenthood that they could keep their federal funding if they were to stop giving abortions. Planned Parenthood rejected this offer.