Girl power! Celebrities including Adele and Emma Watson have taken to social media to celebrate International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8. The global holiday, which started back in the early 1900s, honors all the achievements of women and the ongoing fight for gender equality. This year’s theme is #BeBoldforChange to create a more inclusive world.
The organizers behind the overwhelmingly successful Women’s March in January are also calling for ladies to observe “A Day Without a Woman” on the holiday. Women are encouraged to wear red, attend rallies, take the day off from paid or unpaid work and avoid spending money except at small businesses owned by women or minorities.
Adele, 28, got in the spirit by sharing a quote from Canadian politician Charlotte Whitton. “‘Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult’ #internationalwomensday,” she tweeted.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, for her part, shared several articles that inspire her and added, “Happy #InternationalWomensDay or, as it’s often called on here, #WhyIsn’tThereAnInternationalMensDay (There is: November 19th).” Meanwhile, Watson, 26, tweeted about an initiative by her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf. “From midnight NYC time, book fairies around the WORLD will start hiding feminist books to mark #IWD #IWDoursharedshelf @the_bookfairies,” she wrote.
Bindi Irwin honored her mom, Terri, and shared a throwback photo of the mother-daughter duo from when the Dancing With the Stars alum was a baby. “To the strongest and most beautiful woman I have ever known – my gorgeous Mum. I love you forever. #internationalwomensday."
Even Donald Trump acknowledged the holiday. “I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy,” he tweeted. "On International Women’s Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.”
See what else celebrities posted in honor of IWD.
May you have a day free of mansplaining, sexual harassment, & general misogyny. #InternationalWomensDay— Cher (@thecherness) March 8, 2017
Today, we celebrate women and are reminded of our collective voice and the powerful impact we have on our societies and economies. #IWD2017— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 8, 2017
On International Women's Day -- and every day -- let's look not at what we get from life but what we give to life. #IWD2017— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 8, 2017
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
happy international women's day! (that's every day in my house!) - so grateful for the incredible women in my life! #InternationalWomensDay— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) 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
"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 ❤️
I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman 🎶 Happy #InternationalWomensDay to all you female badasses!— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) March 8, 2017
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
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