to work in protest of the view that menstruation
hampers women's abilities to perform
many tasks; the strike would demonstrate that women do
work by dramatizing
what would happen if they were to stop.
The strike idea was provoked by views like that of Dr. Edward H. Clarke in his 1883 book Sex in Educaton; or, A Fair Chance for the Girls.
An interesting idea, though clearly impossible to actually carry out.