Hollywood Stars Celebrate International Women's Day and Day Without a Woman
"May you have a day free of mansplaining, sexual harassment, & general misogyny," tweeted Cher.
A plethora of Hollywood stars were among those participating in and honoring International Women's Day and a Day Without a Woman on Wednesday.
Emma Watson talked about her feminist book club Our Shared Self, saying that book fairies around the world will hide feminist books to mark the special day.
Cher tweeted, "May you have a day free of mansplaining, sexual harassment, & general misogyny." Madonna promoted the idea of revolution and Katy Perry highlighted how to celebrate a Day Without a Woman by wearing red, striking from work, and/or shopping from local, women-owned businesses.
Lena Dunham wrote a post on her LinkedIn account about the importance of immigrant women, sharing how she was inspired by a friend who is undocumented and yet decided not to work Wednesday. "Feminists have always been emboldened by the acts of immigrant women," wrote Dunham. "Following their lead will never steer us wrong."
Hillary Clinton tweeted about a note found under an elementary school student's desk that read, "Do you want to join a club for female empowerment? We are the leaders." Clinton wrote, "On #InternationalWomensDay I'm thinking about this young girl, & all the others like her out there."
Other public figures taking to social media to commemorate the day included Janet Mock, who spoke about the importance of access to resources like Planned Parenthood, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Here's how celebrities honored March 8 on social media:
To all the women • the black, indigenous, poor, brown, trans, thick, fat, juicy, queer, disabled, unhomed, femme, undocumented, emerging, invisibilized, extinguished and agi-f*cking-tated. On this #InternationalWomensDay, I struggle alongside you for recognition, freedom, safety, love and unequivocal access to all things we need to survive and thrive, including vital resources like @plannedparenthood. #istandwithpp
Standing with all my sisters in solidarity! Gonna be a lady in red tomorrow Repost @womensmarch: Tomorrow, we strike! Are you with us? Anyone, anywhere, can join by making 3/8 a #DayWithoutAWoman, in one or all of the following ways: 1. Wear RED in solidarity 2. Women strike from paid and unpaid work 3. Everyone buys local or don't buy at all womensmarch.com/womensday
I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all you female badasses!— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) March 8, 2017
Women's day?! HELLS TO THE YEAH. I had the honour of guest editing the Huffington post Women's Day edition, and here it is... http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emilia-clarke/emilia-clarke-feminism_b_15076204.html?1488876720& http://huff.to/2mh5qZV #neverunderestimatethegirlballers #AllWomenEverywhere #IWD2017 Link in bio
This #InternationalWomensDay I wanted to honor a few of the brave and brilliant women whose life stories and accomplishments have inspired me (and countless others) to reach higher, work harder, and dare to do the impossible. Today we celebrate you, the icons, artists, nerds, explorers, activists who make our world better every day. Happy #IWD2017
Today is the day!! #daywithoutwomen !!! #internationalwomensday !! We stand with women around the globe as they stood with us on Jan 21st! Full disclosure: I have to go to work BUT we can support and show solidarity in other ways - wear red, social media black out (starting now), no shopping (unless small owned female run business), lift up all the women we can! However you can participate, big or small, you are important and critical and you will be missed !! (photo @puppysaysmoo @nastyliberal )
"Women are not created weaker but more generous than men. They are created more beautiful and less fierce, as beauty hates to hurt and harm others. That is why they seem weak to people, but in reality they are not. Angels are the strongest of created beings, and women are closer to the angelic nature than men, as they are readier than men to carry angelic light" - Prophet Mohammed - happy women's day
Today, I salute bold women across the world and join Tinder’s effort to empower women to make a difference on #IWD2017! Choose your favorite women’s cause today at http://tinde.rs/2mNhtPU and then tweet @Tinder with #FundHerCause– Tinder will give you $100 to donate at http://tinde.rs/2mNhtPU. Planned Parenthood and its mission matters to me, and I’m headed to Twitter to ask @Tinder to #FundHerCause! #partner
May you have a day free of mansplaining, sexual harassment, & general misogyny. #InternationalWomensDay— Cher (@thecherness) March 8, 2017
Thank u to all of the strong women who fought & continue to fight for change. #InternationalWomensDay— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2017
reason i'm still alive is due to three people: my friend/former-wife, my therapist, and my psychiatrist. women. #internationalwomensday— Passion Pit (@passionpit) March 8, 2017
Hats off to all the powerful females who inspire, manage, mother and kick ass. #internationalwomensday— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) March 8, 2017
Happy #InternationalWomensDay. In addition to a day let's also give them equal pay & the right to make decisions about their body.— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) March 8, 2017
We are fierce. Strong. Independent. Beautiful. Worthy. Confident. Bold. Badass. Powerful. Driven. We are woman. #InternationalWomensDay— Olivia Holt (@olivia_holt) March 8, 2017
My Great Grandmother was a suffragette. Mom marched in the ERA parade. #InternationalWomensDay reminds us how far we can go! You go, girl(s)— Bill Nye (@BillNye) March 8, 2017
Retweet if winning is just simply in your DNA. #InternationalWomensDay here's to the magical women...who make magic...every day— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) March 8, 2017
Its #internationalwomensday! You all inspire me everyday to be a better woman. Care for the marginalized women in your life. USE YOUR VOICE!— h (@halsey) March 8, 2017
Today on #InternationalWomensDay we celebrate the progress toward justice and equality that women have made throughout history.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 8, 2017
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) March 8, 2017
Women of the world, we do great thingspic.twitter.com/BpyPnGxZxg