in #CASE you missed it… 10-year-old pleads her case so she can take part in women’s strike.
Today is International Women’s Day and it’s also ‘A Day Without A Woman’ (brought to you by the same people behind the Women’s March in January). According to the event’s press release, it’s supposed to be a "demonstration to spotlight the indispensable role women play in the daily functions of life in all of society, through paid and unpaid, seen and unseen labor.”
Event organizers encouraged participants to write a letter to their employers explaining why they’ll be taking the day off, and one smart 10-year-old girl who wants to be involved wrote to her principal, asking to be excused from school. Her mom tweeted a photo of the note and it’s pretty impressive!
In her letter, she explains that she wants to participate and explains what she’ll do with her time off. “I am going to write a letter to the editor, contact my congressman, and do whatever I can to make my voice heard," she writes. "I will talk to my teachers and get my school work ahead of time but I would just like you to know the reason of my absence."