Today, Wednesday, March 8th, Hoodline won’t be publishing articles, in solidarity with the A Day Without A Woman demonstration by the Women’s March on Washington, honoring International Women’s Day.
From its inception, Hoodline has been powered by women at every level. Most of the articles you read on this site each day are assigned, shaped and edited by women. Women also make up more than half of our amazing team of freelance contributors, who span San Francisco (and now Oakland, too). Our business partnerships are forged and maintained by women, our operations and finances are managed by women, and our product team is led by women, too.
As employees of Hoodline, we are fortunate enough to come each day to a workplace where we are treated with equality and respect. However, too many women face discriminatory conditions and harassment, particularly women of color, LGBT women, and women with disabilities. Our absence is intended to show solidarity and respect for these women, and the many contributions they make to our society.
We’ll be spending today volunteering as a company to sort goods at the San Francisco Food Bank. Studies show that American households headed by single women and single mothers are far more likely to suffer from food insecurity than those headed by single men or single fathers, likely because of the wage inequalities that women still face. We look forward to giving back to these vulnerable members of our community.
If you would like to show your support, we encourage you to donate to the San Francisco Food Bank or the National Organization For Women. You can learn more about other contributions to the cause you can make, including advocating for women in your own workplace, here.
Thanks for reading Hoodline, and we’ll see you tomorrow.