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:
I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2017
On International Women's Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2017
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.
or, as it's often called on here, #WhyIsn'tThereAnInternationalMensDay
(There is: November 19th)
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 8, 2017
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.
HAPPY #INTERNATIONALWOMENSDAY Y'ALL ARE THE TRUE MVPS && IM BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY EVERY DAY, CELEBRATE YOSELF DO SOMETHING EMPOWERING TODAY
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) March 8, 2017
Stay powerful and empowered, per Ms. Cameron’s words.
Behind every great woman are other great women. #InternationalWomensDay
— Miss Piggy (@MissPiggy) March 8, 2017
As usual, Miss Piggy just gets it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 8, 2017
Be still my beating heart because yes, yes, a thousand times, yes.
Kim Kardashian West
Thank u to all of the strong women who fought & continue to fight for change. #InternationalWomensDay
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) March 8, 2017
I’m officially co-signing Kardashian West’s statement.
Because we ALL deserve to be lifted up! Today, let’s celebrate the strong, incredible, GOOD women in our lives. #InternationalWomensDay
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) March 8, 2017
— Beth Behrs (@BethBehrs) March 8, 2017
Round up your team and take to the streets like Behrs on this special day.
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) March 8, 2017
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 (@Adele) March 8, 2017
Adele, in classic cheeky fashion, aptly nails how women have to be twice as good just to get a little further ahead.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) March 8, 2017
Chopra shines a light on the women in India on this important day.
I also want to honor everyone striking today and all of you who can't. #ADayWithoutAWoman is for all of us, and we will never stop fighting
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) March 8, 2017
Dunham reminds us that some women are taking to the streets to drive the message of equality home.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) March 8, 2017
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.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 8, 2017
Tamblyn stated clearly and succinctly why she is striking today.
shout out to all ma ladyz on planet earth for absolutely smashing life DAILY by just existing in the first place 💁#InternationalWomensDay
— ella eyre (@EllaEyre) March 8, 2017
The U.K. songstress gave a lovely shoutout to all the womenfolk.
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 8, 2017
Watson put her best strike look to work.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
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
The Modern Family star gave women the spotlight.
Once upon a time, this evil queen from TV nailed it.
— The xx (@The_xx) March 8, 2017
The musical group posted a picture worth (and full of) a thousand words.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 8, 2017
Ruffalo once again proved he was a true ally to women everywhere on this special day.
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 8, 2017
Of course Mrs. Obama would say something heartfelt and perfect.
Men, if #InternationalWomensDay makes you feel uneasy, well that’s a nice way to pinpoint exactly what you should be dismantling.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) March 9, 2017
Uh, did Mayer just absolutely hit the nail on the head? I think he did.
IM AMAZING! #internationalwomensday
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) March 9, 2017
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
— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) March 9, 2017
The female portion of the Hamilton cast made the coolest pledge.
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) March 9, 2017
Fifth Harmony invoked a new feminist mantra for our empowered pleasure.
The Backstreet Boys
— Backstreet Boys (@backstreetboys) March 8, 2017
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Hell yes, ladies and gents! This is how you celebrate International Women’s Day.