Schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district of North Carolina have cancelled classes next Wednesday due to the expectation of insufficient staff who are supporting the “A Day Without a Woman” strike, an effort by the Women’s March to call attention to their mountain of issues they want the nation to pay attention to, especially of access to abortion.
Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, said this:
“The ‘Day Without a Woman’ strike is vastly missing the mark of forcing people to appreciate the role of women in society. The Women’s March, sponsored in large part by Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion vendor in our nation, turned from promoting worthy goals of equal pay and family leave to championing abortion-on-demand. And now, instead of drawing attention to issues of pay inequality, family leave, and recognizing the value of women, they are forcing a school district to close, forcing children to skip a day of education, and forcing working moms to find last-minute expensive childcare. Way to go Women’s March, you just made the lives of families in that school district even more difficult.
“As a working mother with four small children, I get it. I get that feminism hasn’t lived up to its promises that women can have it all without anything falling through the cracks. I get that I need to work late into the night because I had to spend a day at the hospital with two of my children who have Cystic Fibrosis. I get that it is sometimes terribly difficult for women in the workplace to advance because of perceived biases and very real glass ceilings. But the answer isn’t to go on strike and make the lives of children, other moms, and loved ones even more difficult. It’s not telling a single mom to take the day off work because heck, she deserves it. She needs to work or she won’t be able to pay the rent and buy the food. We all deserve a day off but the ‘Day Without a Woman’ is poor excuse to take one.”