We need a radical women's fightback - ladies, it's time to go on strike for our rights
Once a year, March 8 marks International Women's Day. On this day every year our news feeds are awash with inspirational quotes from famous feminists and think pieces by high-profile women. But, really, every day should be International Women's Day.
This year Strike 4 Repeal is a nationwide direct action to make the Government pay attention to growing frustration over lack of reproductive rights, organised by an ad-hoc, non-affiliated group of activists, academics, artists and trade unionists.
The strike is calling on us to take a day off work as annual leave and to wear a black armband or black clothing in protest. For women who do not work, the strike asks them to withdraw emotional and domestic work, like housework or caring duties, roles which are disproportionately performed by women still.