Women go on strike on International Women’s day

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Many women in the United States stayed home, joined rallies or wore red on Wednesday to demonstrate how vital they are to the US economy. (Women make up more than 47% of the American workforce and are majorly among registered nurses, dental assistants, cashiers, accountants and pharmacists)

Women also make 55% of all college students, although an American women earns 80 cents for every dollar a man makes.

Trump tweeted that he has tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy. The first lady, Melania Trump even hosted a luncheon at the White House for 50 women.

Not only in Northern America, but in Warsaw, thousands of showed red cards and made noise with kitchenware to demand full birth control rights, respect and higher pay. In Rome, hundreds of women marched from the Colosseum to demand equal rights. In Istanbul, thousands marches despite restrictions on demonstrations imposed since last year’s failed coup. Women also held rallies in Tokyo and Madrid.

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