March 8, 2017 Jennifer Atanasoff
Photo Source: Fox News
“For more than an hour Tuesday night, a cloak of darkness covered Lady Liberty. Some of the lights that normally illuminate the statue went off before 11 p.m., leaving only her still-lit torch and crown visible to most around New York Harbor.” (Washington Post)
During the evening of Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the lights on the Statue of Liberty went dark and Twitter users are freaking out. Let’s break this down…
First and foremost, we need to discuss our president, Donald Trump. I know, I know, it’s all we hear about anymore. Whether it’s in the news or his 4 a.m. Twitter rants are being re-tweeted on our timelines, we hear about him at least a minimum of 100 times a day, or so it seems. Trump has not been a popular presidential choice, with his approval rating at 49%. Many Americans have taken to protesting to show their distaste for his decisions and poor policies. It seems as if there has been a protest each day since his inauguration. Here is a, yes, Wikipedia, timeline of all of the protests this year.
There are a few more protests and events scheduled. Including one today, March 8, 2017 for International Women’s Day. I don’t think I need to explain Trump’s scandals involving women or the way he has treated women or the offensive words he chooses to call women to prove my point. I think everyone is aware of these incidents. Which is the point of this blog post and why people on Twitter are freaking out over our Lady Liberty. Here. We. Go.
Twitters users are saying that the timing of this “black out” with the Statue of Liberty is too perfect. People believe that Lady Liberty is protesting and showing her solidarity with women for International Women’s Day. Let’s see what everyone’s talking about.
Women’s March organizers are asking people to join in A Day Without Women in one of, or all of the following ways:
- Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
- Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women – and minority -owned businesses).
- Wear red in solidarity with “A Day Without A Woman”