On This ‘Day Without a Woman,’ Don’t Leave Women Oppressed by Sharia Law Behind

Originally Published in The Daily Beast
10 April 2017

Too many feminists in the West are reluctant to condemn cultural practices that clearly harm women.

Wednesday is International Women’s Day, and the organizers of the Women’s March are holding another protest. This one is called A Day Without a Woman, in solidarity with those women who have lower wages and experience greater inequalities.

The protest encourages women to take the day off work, avoid shopping other than in small women- and minority-owned stores, and wear red.