Where would you be today without a woman? And we don't just mean your own mother. As we celebrate International Women's Day this year, we're reflecting on how differently we're celebrating than in past years.
While some women are on strike today, others are showing solidarity with their fellow females online and in person at rallies around the world. The strike, in conjunction with A Day Without a Woman (organized by the same group that coordinated the Women's March in Washington) called for women to abstain from work—paid or unpaid—on International Women's Day, to show how important our collective contribution is to the U.S. economy.
“This is the day to emphasize the unity between work done in the so-called formal economy and the domestic sphere, the public sphere and the private sphere, and how most working women have to straddle both,” Tithi Bhattacharya, a member of the strike's organizing committee, told the New York Times. “Labor is understood to be work only at the point of production, but as women we know that both society and policy makers invisibilize the work that women do.”
Here are some of our favorite mother-daughter photos on Instagram today:
So here's to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them. We lift our wine glasses in your direction to toast all the amazing moms and women we know.