A Pre-scheduled Programming Note
Today’s gonna be a little different.
Thank you for your click. I’m out of the office today to participate in the general strike in observance of International Women’s Day. I am not working today and will resume posting content tomorrow. In the meantime you can read this very good piece by Awl pal Jia Tolentino:
Reflecting on the Women’s Strike made me feel embarrassed about the ease of my own working conditions: I work from home, on a flexible schedule, with no children or dependents, and if I were to go on strike for a day, the only person likely to notice is my editor, whose day might even improve as a result. (On Monday, Condé Nast employees received an e-mail from human resources sanctioning the use of a personal day or a volunteer day for A Day Without a Woman.) But I can’t see much use in becoming emotionally or ethically paralyzed by the difference between my situation and that of, say, an undocumented housekeeper and mother of two. I’d rather strike, and look for structures that can fill the gap between us. Her concerns, regardless, are my concerns, too.
The Women's Strike and the Messy Space of Change
Tomorrow is the Women's Strike, the fourth of ten actions that have been called for by the organizers of the Women's…
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