I would like to report that this is fake news, but alas, it's the smiles that are fake. Some women are striking from smiling today. Here’s why.:
The “Day Without a Woman” strike on Wednesday may mean a day with fewer smiles.
While not every one plans to skip work, many who want to show solidarity with the growing feminist movement said they plan to strike from unpaid work that women disproportionately do, including cooking, cleaning and, some said, smiling.
More specifically, fake smiling.
They don't smile because they are happy or want to share a sense of pleasantness. They smile because they think they have to. The scene from Seinfeld comes to mind where Elaine exclaims, "Fake, fake, fake, fake." If you didn't see that show you'll probably still guess which emotional and physical response in the male/female relationship she was referring to.
Anyway, it's demoralizing to realize that any happy woman we happen to encounter may be a fraud. Although, to be fair, maybe it was naive to ever think otherwise.
Meanwhile, maybe that explains this other bit of news: Federal Employees Spend Hours Per Day Gaping at Pornography. The federal workforce must be one depressed bunch of bureaucrats with the women angry at smilers and men absorbed in internet porn. On the bright side, it's probably better for the rest of us that they internalize their unhappiness than obsessing over an election outcome they abhor and plotting to make their political opponents look bad.