February 7, 2017
Whatever it is they normally do, I hope they stop doing it.
Finally, feminists are showing some positive initiative. If they could all stop working (or rather, “working”) and just go back to knitting and cooking, that would be the first good thing they’d accomplish ever.
Unfortunately, I have a feeling their “strike” is going to involve a lot of shrieking and whining, which is what they occupy most of their time with normally anyway.
I’m thus leery of getting my hopes up prematurely.
On Monday morning, the Women’s March announced on Instagram that there will be a “general strike.”
The Instagram post is simple and gives little to no information, reading: “General strike: A day without a woman. Date To Be Announced.” The caption reads: “The will of the people will stand.”
Let’s just be clear here: we’re not talking about a “day without a woman.” We’re talking about a day without shrill feminists, which everyone can agree is a good thing.
In fact, I think Trump should get behind this, and declare “feminist general strike month” a national holiday, when feminists stop doing… whatever it is they do. They can do it to protest patriarchy or whatever.
Although details about the strike are scarce ― the above Instagram post appears to be the only information that has been made public, and Women’s March organizers did not respond to The Huffington Post’s request for comment ― the general reaction has been largely positive.
As of Monday afternoon, the initial Instagram post had already received more than 17,000 likes. The Women’s March also posted the news on Twitter and Facebook, where many users commented in support of a strike.
Many celebrities retweeted the news in support. “Hit ‘em in the wallet,” writer and comedian Corinne Fisher wrote on Twitter. Feminist writer Jessica Valenti added: “I am so here for this.”
Let’s see what kind of women are getting into this.
I'm so in. RT!!! https://t.co/nO60uFe30o
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) February 6, 2017
Pictures of her cats. “Intersectional feminist.” Verdict: Childless, single and miserable.
This is what I'm talking about. Hit 'em in the wallet. https://t.co/rEj1ckAjra
— CORINNE FISHER (@PhilanthropyGal) February 6, 2017
Neurotic slut who hates men. Also, I’ve checked out her “comedy” – not funny.
I am so here for this https://t.co/OkPhhBYYzk
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) February 6, 2017
Sounds like a nice gal, doesn’t she?
Feminist hag AND corrupt journalist? Nice.
This is the kind of wonderful work we’ll be losing out on if this “general strike” goes through.
Careful, girls. If you give us a taste of what life is like without your nagging, we might find we have a taste for it.