As “A Day Without A Woman” marches are underway around the world on March 8, it was a woman in New York City who set off the momentous day by turning off her iconic light. Lady Liberty’s torch went dark around 10 pm on Tuesday, March 7.
People took this event as a sign of the Statue of Liberty standing with women worldwide in their protests for gender equality.
Since its arrival to the US, Lady Liberty has been a significant symbol for welcoming people from all walks of life into the country. She proudly stands on a base inscribed with Emma Lazarus' words, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."
Although it was later said that the cause of the incident was
recovery work from Hurricane Sandy, people firmly believe the gift from France
made a grand statement in favor of feminism.
This isn’t the first time that the Lady has expressed commentary on social issues.
Last month, the normally luminous landmark took a stance on president Trump’s controversial immigration policies, which targets any undocumented immigrant as well as bans entry from several Muslim-majority countries.