On Wednesday, participants in a national strike, dubbed “A Day Without A Woman,” didn’t go to work. But many women did — and they shared their reasons for doing so on social media.

The strike was a project by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, which took place Jan. 21, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Similar marches took place that day across the country.

Participants in the strike, which coincides with International Women’s Day, were encouraged to avoid both paid and unpaid work, avoid spending money — except at women and minority-owned businesses — and to wear red.

If you believe women’s rights are human rights, join us in wearing red as a sign of solidarity & revolutionary love for a #DayWithoutAWoman. pic.twitter.com/jk4EA1Eo0Y

— Women’s March (@womensmarch) March 8, 2017

Today and every day, I stand with all women. I will keep fighting for you. #ADayWithoutAWoman pic.twitter.com/7hzRU9BMtb

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 8, 2017

Women! Rise up! Change your profile picture in solidarity. #ADayWithoutAWoman pic.twitter.com/uMfYJfkM5x

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 8, 2017

Striking in solidarity today #daywithoutawoman. Tell me why you strike! #Istrikefor. https://t.co/l5LDwCy4bQ

— Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem) March 8, 2017

But some women countered the protest by going to work. They shared their reasons for doing so with the hashtag #WeShowUp:

I’m working because empty desks don’t help families or rescue children from trafficking. #weshowup #adaywithoutwomen #abolitionist pic.twitter.com/dGGTK9rR0p

— Kimberly Williamson (@AcutelyNormal) March 8, 2017

This is what I do, all day, every day – saving lives!! This is how I honor International Women’s Day! #weshowup pic.twitter.com/QcaCdYuXrs

— Sherri Hayes (@Boobear0905) March 8, 2017

#weshowup for work because not many of us are privileged enough to not have the income

— Katie (@avablinkme182) March 8, 2017

I am taking care my two granddaughters while their parents are on a mission trip to Guatemala and it is my honor. #WeShowUp pic.twitter.com/dNAKvqWEvn

— Gloria Baker (@globaker56) March 8, 2017

Thankful to have this job God gave me!! At work today! #weshowup #Notmyprotest

— Rebecca Best-Mach (@beccisue) March 8, 2017

I’ll be home today, just like everyday. Schooling my kids, making meals, doing laundry, raising a family. #Notmyprotest

— Nikki Taylor (@madhousewife7) March 8, 2017

To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay I put on my #biggirlpants and came to work, an hour early, b/c #weshowup pic.twitter.com/eTIjdKqpHL

— Meg (@mprice155) March 8, 2017

Kudos to my doctor, Kelly Cole, and her entire female staff for showing up to work and taking great care of me! #weshowup

— Kerri Mills (@sllimk4) March 8, 2017

I’m a proud #BlackConservativeWoman who is on my job today because we are #WomenWhoWork & #weshowup #Conservative

— Darnella Moore (@HisLoveEvang) March 8, 2017

#WeShowUp We can’t afford to miss a Day’s Pay. We respect our Obligations. We have people dependent on us.

— Anne (@MzAne4u) March 8, 2017

#EmpoweredBecause while I’ve gone through hardships, I refuse to live with a victim mindset. #WeShowUp

— Elise Yost (@EliseYost) March 8, 2017

Getting ready to head into a contractor meeting with all men. Coz-Real women are standing strong today. #weshowup #NotMyProtest

— MaryAnnNotGinger (@MAnotGinger) March 8, 2017

I’m going to work. This is how I honor myself as a woman: I work hard to support my family. #weshowup

— Krista Bontrager ن (@theology_mom) March 8, 2017

Working away on this beautiful day cause #weshowup #womenwork

— Angela (@angela_burris) March 8, 2017

#WeShowUp
SHE NEEDS ME to SHOW UP. pic.twitter.com/L5A0W76thW

— Patty Politics (@youngblackcon) March 8, 2017

Real feminists bled and sacrificed so that I could get any job I want.I honor them by going to work today. #internationalwomensday #WeShowUp

— Ladlien (@Ladlien) March 8, 2017

Some men used the hashtag to thank the women in their lives for their hard work.

Proud of my wife, @egmickc. She’s working her ass off today like she does every day, because she’s a badass. #WeShowUp

— Conor (@realdcm) March 8, 2017

#weshowup Wife works 50 hours/week as Hospice RN. Comforts and takes care of patients as they die. THATS a real woman and she’ll show up.

— Virgil Cole (@VirgilCole) March 8, 2017

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