How J.K. Rowling, Adele & 30 Other Celebs Are Celebrating International Women's Day
Happy International Women's Day, everybody! How are you celebrating this momentous, glorious, empowering day?
There are some out there, namely celebrities, who are making their voices and feelings heard on International Women's Day. There's one celebrity — ahem, I meant to say president — who found time in his busy day to wish women everywhere well on International Women's Day. This feels ironic for a number of reasons, mainly because of previous allegations about his treatment of women. For your consideration:
And back to our regularly scheduled International Women's Day programming.
Some female celebs are penning essays about what this day means to them.
Zosia Mamet wrote about her toxic ex-boyfriend for Refinery29. When highlighting how her ex prioritized himself and his career to the point that it became misogynistic and harmful, Mamet wrote: "So, let’s break this down into its simplest form. When he put everything he had into his career and left nothing for me or our relationship, he was just doing his job and I should understand. But when I so much as mentioned a career opportunity, I was a heartless heartbreaking bitch." Mamet's point? That women should never have to find themselves choosing between a career and a relationship, nor should they feel their work or worth is so devalued by their partner that it cuts them to the core. Rock on.
Game of Thrones star (and casual tamer of dragons) Emilia Clarke wrote an amazing essay for Huffington Post on the new sexy: being kind to one another and using your voice for good. Clarke expounds on her belief that kindness is key: "I believe we all have the opportunity to stand up as women in our ordinary everyday lives. I believe that we all have the power to replace hate with justice, open-heartedness and kindness. This doesn’t have to be a seismic change that we all have to learn. I believe we, as humans, (gender aside for a moment) have the opportunity to combat hate because of the way we behave towards one another. Not just during seminal moments, but during our everyday, ordinary ones too. I believe we can start with kindness."
And so, with one fist in their air in solidarity, here are some other Tweets and Instagram posts from celebrities who are celebrating International Women's Day properly.
Precious & powerful.
Bündchen's intersectional feminism helps drive home a great point.
Rowling pokes fun at the men on Twitter but also makes a cogent point: Chill out, guys. We're not here to take anything away from you.
Because women can be heroes on the page and in real life.
Spreading the love one tweet at a time.
Stay powerful and empowered, per Ms. Cameron's words.
As usual, Miss Piggy just gets it.
Be still my beating heart because yes, yes, a thousand times, yes.
Kim Kardashian West
I'm officially co-signing Kardashian West's statement.
Round up your team and take to the streets like Behrs on this special day.
Keys reminds us of an important goal of International Women's Day: to teach the men in our lives the importance of women and the need to support women's equal rights in all matters.
Adele, in classic cheeky fashion, aptly nails how women have to be twice as good just to get a little further ahead.
Chopra shines a light on the women in India on this important day.
Dunham reminds us that some women are taking to the streets to drive the message of equality home.
Don't forget to give a shoutout to the women in your life, just like Chastain.
Michael B. Jordan
Jordan put up the color for International Women's Day along with a simple message.
Tamblyn stated clearly and succinctly why she is striking today.
The U.K. songstress gave a lovely shoutout to all the womenfolk.
Watson put her best strike look to work.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
The Modern Family star gave women the spotlight.
Once upon a time, this evil queen from TV nailed it.
The musical group posted a picture worth (and full of) a thousand words.
Ruffalo once again proved he was a true ally to women everywhere on this special day.
Of course Mrs. Obama would say something heartfelt and perfect.
Uh, did Mayer just absolutely hit the nail on the head? I think he did.
A little self-love goes a long way.
What a touching tribute from the country singer.
Carey honored the women in her life as well as her daughter. Hell yes.
The women of Hamilton
The female portion of the Hamilton cast made the coolest pledge.
Fifth Harmony invoked a new feminist mantra for our empowered pleasure.
The Backstreet Boys
I couldn't have said it better myself.
Hell yes, ladies and gents! This is how you celebrate International Women's Day.