Adele & Emma Watson Among Stars Celebrating International Women’s Day
Female celebrities have taken to social media today in celebration of International Women’s Day, sending the message of girl power and equal rights to all their fans.
The worldwide holiday, which was initiated way back in the early 1900s, signifies the existing fight for gender equality and how much women have achieved over the years.
The inspirational pop star Adele showed her support for the day, sharing a quote on Twitter by Canadian politician Charlotte Whitton, saying,
Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult’ #internationalwomensday
Feminist activist Emma Watson, who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, solidified her support for the international day by reposting about the Book Fairies campaign – which she pioneered – on Twitter.
The Book Fairies set about hiding numerous feminist books around the world for people to find on the important day in a bid to celebrate how empowering women are and how far the fight for equal human rights has come.
Those behind the memorable Women’s Marches in January put out a new campaign for International Women’s Day called ‘A Day Without A Woman’.
They encouraged females across the globe to wear red, attend rallies and take the day off work whether it’s paid or unpaid.
The campaign also spurred women to only spend money at small businesses that are ran by women or other minority groups.
Other celebrities to speak out on the monumental day were legendary author J.K. Rowling.
The 51-year-old novelist tweeted,
Happy #InternationalWomensDay or, as it’s often called on here, #WhyIsn’tThereAnInternationalMensDay (There is: November 19th).
Madonna, Ronda Rousey and Ariel Winter were among other celebrity influences to address the importance of the day on social media.
Surprisingly, the President of the United States – Donald Trump – also spoke out in support of women, taking to Twitter to say,
I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy. On International Women’s Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.