COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — Many women across the country participated in the “A Day Without a Woman” strike to show their support for “equity, justice and human rights.” Women marked their support for the cause by wearing red, staying home from work and not spending money.
Local Twitter users, in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. area, used the #ADayWithoutAWoman hashtag to express their opinions about the movement. And the responses varied—some supported the movement, while others opposed it.
Many women on Twitter showed support for the strike.
— Eleanor H. Norton (@EleanorNorton) March 8, 2017
— Christina Jackson (@CJacksonPSJD) March 8, 2017
— Kate Hibbs (@kalaverakate) March 8, 2017
So Twitter is all dudes today? Hard pass. #daywithoutawoman
— delrayser (@delrayser) March 8, 2017
— Petty LaBelle (@heyyymarya) March 8, 2017
— Charla A.B. Freeland (@Charla4Mayor) March 8, 2017
Men also showed their support.
— Markus Batchelor (@MarkusBatchelor) March 8, 2017
— Brianne K. Nadeau (@BrianneKNadeau) March 8, 2017
Some used the hashtag to criticize those not in favor of the protest.
Alt right on my TL upset over #daywithoutawoman but remain tight lipped on Jeff Sessions & Trump Care?
— Jessie Vincoli (@Jjvinc6) March 8, 2017
Others were simply not impressed with the #ADayWithoutAWoman protest.
It was around 9:30 that morning when the women of the world began to realize they had made a terrible, terrible mistake. #daywithoutawoman
— altFEC (@alt_fec) March 8, 2017
No wonder women get paid less than men. If you have a job, show up! #daywithoutawoman
— bowmaniak (@bowmaniak) March 8, 2017
— Brittany Hughes (@RealBrittHughes) March 8, 2017
— James Richards (@PHCommando) March 8, 2017
— Ryan Bomberger (@ryanbomberger) March 8, 2017
This makes me wish I could go back to the kitchen. #ADayWithoutAWoman
— Laurel Lieb (@Ldlieb) March 8, 2017
A number of tweets also called attention to the fact that not everyone had the “privilege” of being able to skip work.
— Amitai ♥ (@MildManifesto) March 8, 2017
— Dave Mann (@iconicfonts) March 8, 2017