When to Put Your Mic Down

By Lakin Starling for The Fader

Today, on the occasion of International Women's Day, women around the world are demanding to be heard. Born of the same galvanizing spirit from the Women's March on Washington, organizers Linda SarsourTamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez are spearheading "A Day Without A Woman" strike. Its purpose is to emphasize "the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity."

While this is a poignant and necessary act of resistance, there are women who don't have the privilege of opting out of their daily responsibilities. But there remain multiple pathways to dismantling patriarchy, advocating for gender justice, and establishing true equality for women. 

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