It's officially International Women's Day, but the festivities for the day that celebrates all of the amazing contributions the women have made throughout history started way before.
Yesterday, on March 7th, when the "Day Without Women" protest was trending hard, urging female employees to skip work that day to show what life would be like without them. The protest is a strong reaction to the new restrictions being put on women's reproductive rights, including defunding planned parenthood along with Donald Trump's historically gross comments regarding women.
And what happened last night with the Statue of Liberty had many people talking about the protest thinking it was too appropriate of a symbol to be a coincidence.
When the lights came back on, the Statue of Liberty had a "Nevertheless, she persisted" tattoo on her forearm.— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) March 8, 2017
Apparently the Statue of Liberty lights went out due to a power failure. But I would argue women are also protesting due to a power failure.— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) March 8, 2017