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Images People Are Sharing Everywhere to Honor 'a Day Without a Woman'

Wednesday is International Women's Day, and this year, women are honoring the day by striking. Lead by the women of The Women's March, they're calling it "A Day Without A Woman."

 

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The Women's March team explains on its website, that one can participate "in one or all of the following ways" by doing these three things:

"1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor

2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).

3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman"

They further explain the goal for A Day Without A Woman is "to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face. We play an indispensable role in the daily functions of life in all of society, through paid and unpaid, seen and unseen labor."

So far, the day of protest has inspired not only action but art all over social media - some with the hashtag #IWD2017 or #DayWithoutAWoman. Here are just a few of the viral illustrations both men and women are sharing in solidarity with women.

Illustrator Zomberella depicts line of defiant raised middle fingers from women of different races and backgrounds, including LGTBQ, as evidenced by the rainbow hand.

An image by designer-illustrator Jennifer Luxton suggests even Lady Liberty is on strike Wednesday. Bizarrely enough, the lights on the Statue of Liberty briefly went dark for two hours on Tuesday night.

 

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Animator Isabella Carapella shows a variety of different women based on the same simple drawing, perhaps to suggest that all women should stand together as one.

Jenny Pirch of B. Goode illustrates the Statue of Liberty as a symbol for a call to action.

 

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This drawing by artist Lauren Carney AKA Dotty takes the same approach of using one face in various skin tones and hair colors to show a unity among women.

You may have seen this animation by illustrator Libby Vanderploeg before, but today it's going viral, again, for its message of women helping women.

"This is the illustration I made in support of #adaywithoutawoman," reads the caption on this image by artist Marisol Muro. "I work at a company with a big team of women & like a handful of men (who hold the highest positions). Without us, their work wouldn't get done."

 

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For more information on A Day Without A Woman, you can check out the Women's March FAQ.