On March 8, the nation celebrated International Women’s Day by participating in A Day Without a Woman. Activists could express their support for A Day Without a Woman in several ways, including taking the day off from work, avoiding shopping for one day (shopping at “small, women- and minority-owned businesses” was fine), or wearing red to show solidarity.

According to the movement’s website, the aim of the demonstration was to celebrate “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system.” That is a worthy enough goal—after all, women’s labor contributes $7.6 trillion to the nation’s GDP each year.

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