It's International Women's Day and today, women around the country will not go to work to join in on A Day Without a Woman.
The silent protest, or movement, is organized by the Women's March as it is asking women to wear red, not go to work and avoid spending money on Wednesday.
According to the site, A Day Without a Woman is to recognize "the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity."
There are already powerful statements online. Like from singer Katy Perry, where she tweeted this:
❤Standing with all my sisters in solidarity! Gonna be a lady in red tomorrow 💃🏼❤ Repost… https://t.co/oypPyYxT8E— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 8, 2017
On Tuesday, the State Street Global Advisers installed a statue of a girl facing off the Wall Street Bull, calling it "Fearless girl." The company says it is to encourage businesses to increase gender diversity.
But some women say they are negatively effected by the protest. Several school districts across the country are closing to allow their staff to participate, like Prince George High School in Maryland.
Many parents have commented with outrage, because now, they are stuck having to find child care.
"At this late hour!? Why couldn't this decision have been made a week ago? How many children will be put into jeopardy because their moms must go to work but are not able to make arrangements for their care at the last minute and will be forced to leave them home alone? How many children will be left at the school door by clueless parents in the morning? Has the school system planned for this scenario?" wrote Patty Moses Ellis.
Closer to home, about two dozen people rallied outside the offices of state Rep. Bob Cortes' office at 150 Cranes Roast Blvd. in Altamonte Springs on Wednesday morning. A group called Organize Florida hoped to raise awareness of fair treatment of women in the workplace, safe communities and quality health care.
“Hopefully we can talk to our officials and representatives in our communities. Some of these bills are not going to be sufficient or helpful to us. Hopefully we can get our elected officials to think twice about voting for those bills," Robin Harris said.
Elsewhere, at Lake Eola Park on Wednesday night, about 200 people took part in a rally and vigil for International Women's Day.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the Stand with Women and Families or Stand in the Way Campaign was being held by state Rep. Bob Cortes. The rally was being held in front of his Altamonte Springs offices but was not being hosted by the lawmaker. The story has been corrected.