In solidarity with Women’s Strike DPAC supports the Women’s Strike in London.
Taking place in more than 56 countries on International Women’s Day, the strike, organised by the Women’s Strike Assembly UK will see women walk out of paid work in offices, shops and factories, as well as unpaid domestic work in homes, communities and bedrooms.
Women’s Strike – 8 March 2018
Actions and events will be announced in the coming weeks – stay tuned!
- London: 1pm Women’s Strike Assembly Russell Square, WCB1 – all genders, kids welcome, food provided
- London: 7pm Sex/Work Strike – all welcome, 55 Dean Street Soho
- Birmingham: 10am – Breakfast Badges and Banners, c/o 122 Fazeley Street, Birmingham, B5 5RS
- Birmingham: 12 Midday – Women’s Strike assembly rally/march, Victoria Square, City Centre.
Capitalism has always relied on the free labour of women to provide support for the paid work of men and to nurture families even when women themselves are also working. The children of women then become the next generation suffering Capitalist exploitation. Working women have 2 jobs – one paid- often low paid and one unpaid.
Regardless of this the only work that is valued both economically and socially is work contributing to the market economy, through the production of goods and services. As disabled people we know this from first hand experience as even those of us who aren’t women have been scapegoated as useless eaters by the Tories and their corporate lackies.
Like disabled people women are often devalued, and divided leaving them with little power to fight against their oppressors. When women do join together and fight back however they can achieve amazing things like Greenham Common, Women for Peace Campaign in Belfast, Sisters Uncut and the amazing Focus E15 Mums.
So DPAC women please support this strike from home or if possible on the street in London or Birmingham. For the first time since 2010 there will be no service available from DPAC on March 8th as we support the strike.