Why are people wearing red today?

Why are people wearing red today?
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At work right now, or maybe in the coffee shop this morning, you may have noticed several different types of people — women, men, children, etc. — wearing shades of red, from crimson to scarlet to cherry.

That's because March 8 is International Women's Day, and this year it is also A Day Without a Woman, a nationwide call for women and their allies to strike, leaving business and workplaces a little bit emptier to show the power, impact and importance of women worldwide. 

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Of course not everyone can strike and take a day off work. So wearing red has become another form of action today, a sign of solidarity with women across the globe. 

Already on social media, it's proven to be quite popular, with people across the world wearing red as a sign of support for the movement. 

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Even yesterday, a history-making woman herself seemed to have gotten the hint, with Hillary Clinton attending a luncheon in a bright red pantsuit

Hillary Clinton at the Girls Inc. luncheon in New York City on Tuesday
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Now throughout the day, we'll just have to wait and see how many other politicians — and maybe celebrities too — get the hint and show their support of women and their rights and value worldwide by wearing red. 

What does A Day Without a Woman look like? Show us! Mic wants to see what your office looks like when women go on strike. Send your stories, photos and videos to ADayWithoutAWoman@mic.com and we may feature them in an article or on our social media channels.

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Rachel Lubitz

Rachel is a senior Style writer at Mic. She previously worked for The Washington Post's Style section for more than three years. Feel free to contact her at rachel@mic.com.

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