Well, to cause chaos, for one thing. That's what leftists do.
At AL News, "'Day Without a Woman' protest forces schools to close Wednesday." And iOTW Report, "Women’s March Protest Causes ‘Burden on Parents’."
And here's the kicker, at the Seattle Times, "Day Without a Woman protest sparks debate on white privilege":
There are no A Day Without a Woman events planned for Wednesday amid charges of “white privilege.” What may be the only Puget Sound area event is a free yoga open house in Kirkland.Keep reading.
So maybe it wasn’t the best thought-out event, A Day Without a Woman general strike this Wednesday, on International Women’s Day.
“Stupid. That’s what I first thought,” says Angie Beem, the state director of the Women’s March that in Seattle drew tens of thousands of participants on Jan. 21.
“What’s the purpose of a strike when you can’t afford a day to not work? Women who could possibly do this are in an executive-type position. Life will go on for them. Their career is more stable. This screamed …”
Guess the next two words.
“White privilege,” concludes Beem.
Her group is not sponsoring any events associated with A Day Without a Woman, which also coincides with International Women’s Day.
There are strike events promised in New York, Washington, D. C., Boston and even Fairbanks.
Beem remembers a tweet coming a month or so ago from the national Women’s March group.
“It was just two women who decided it was going to happen. They put this out on social media without discussing it,” says Beem.
“Facebook blew up. There were a lot of people like myself saying, ‘This isn’t right.’ ”
She says she had the same misgivings about “A Day Without Immigrants” that took place Feb. 16 — that there’s too much risk. News reports said a number of protesters were fired for not showing up for work that day.
“People are desperate to take some action and some control over their lives,” says Beem. “Then they make the horrible choice of not going to work and their whole career is over.”
While Beem doesn’t agree with the strike, the event was later expanded to include avoiding shopping that day — except for at small women-and-minority owned businesses — and wearing red in solidarity.
About the color red, says the national group, “We have chosen red as a color of signifying revolutionary love and sacrifice. Red is the color of energy and action associated with our will to survive. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination.”
Beem says she will wear red on Wednesday...