March 8th is International Women's Day.
International Women's Day was established during a labor strike March 8th, 1910 in New York City. While the original intent was to call attention to workplace gender inequality, the concerns of women across the globe have been addressed on this day. Last year the call to action was to #BeBoldForTheChange, and this year we are supporting women's rights by remaining motivated to #PressForProgress.
During last year's International Women's Day, the movement called for women not to spend any money, to wear red and to not work both domestic and paid labor. The point of this was to show how important women were to the economy and the workforce. While this effort had an interesting goal, it excluded participants of certain socio-economic groups. Despite this, the theme resonated all year and inspired women to demand equality in pay and rights. Movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp have created unforgettable political statements. This year the #PressforProgress theme is an inclusive and interpretive CTA, asking us all to remain involved and inspired. Women play an important role in society; they should not be taken for granted.
The strike last year was to show how important women are and what the day looks like without them. While losing something is a way to understand how important it is, sometimes the consequence is not as temporary as the statement of a strike. We call our Earth, mother because our planet gives life. We want to also acknowledge all of the unappreciated labor our earth does for us.
This year, join us in acknowledging all that we take for granted. Let's appreciate diversity, nature, and equality all year! #PressForProgress and treat each other better. #PressForProgress and take care of our planet. Fight eWaste with the RepairXperts today.