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Tech reacts to ‘A Day Without a Woman’

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International Women’s Day dates back to a protest staged in New York City in 1908.

But this year the annual event is the subject of renewed attention.

The holiday that was born out of a call for better working conditions and the right to vote has taken on a new sense of urgency for many in the wake of November’s election.

A number of women’s rights organizations that have been instrumental in organizing protests over the past few months have designated today A Day Without a Woman.

The one-day demonstration calls for “women and our allies [to] act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.”

The concerns, sadly, indicate that not nearly enough has changed since IWD was first marked more than a century ago.

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