Today, March 8, on International Women’s Day celebrities recognize the female struggle and take to social media to mark the occasion. On Twitter, #InternationalWomensDay is trending, as notable figures and from music, entertainment, religion and politics get together to mark their views. Greta Thunberg, Pope Francis and others all join in on this day. On a lighter note, take a look at this tweet from Mr Spongebob Square Pants:
— SpongeBob (@SpongeBob) March 8, 2020
Celebrities Show Support To Women on International Women’s Day
Global teen environmentalist Greta Thunberg took to Instagram and said that “woman are still far from equal to men in today’s societies. We still have a very long way to go.”
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Today is #InternationalWomensDay and we recognize that women are still far from equal to men in today’s societies. We still have a very long way to go. Those who will suffer the most from the climate- and environmental crisis are the ones who are already the most vulnerable, socially and financially. And that tends to be women living in the global south… We can not have climate justice without gender equality. And remember; what we women want today – and every day- is fundamental equal rights, not congratulations or celebrations.
The NBA also paid a tribute to its women coaches and referees:
— NBA (@NBA) March 8, 2020
Republican Val Demings shared the story of Ida B Wells. The historic personality was born as a slave but exposed then society’s treacherous mindset.
Ida B. Wells was born a slave. She faced prejudice all her life. Less than five feet tall, her massive presence left a permanent mark on America, leaving behind a legacy of journalistic excellence and social change.
— Rep. Val Demings (@RepValDemings) March 8, 2020
Here is the leader of France, who invited everyone to come out in support for all genders, especially women on International Women’s Day:
Notre génération sera celle de l’égalité femmes-hommes. Rendez-vous le 7 juillet, à Paris, au Forum #GénérationÉgalité pour défendre par les actes les droits des femmes partout dans le monde. #8mars pic.twitter.com/BDRz29TpeU
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) March 8, 2020
The United Nations wrote a very beautiful message a few days ago to mark the struggles of women.
“To all the women who have been told that they are: too loud, too emotional, too ambitious, too difficult, too bossy, too much, we hear you. We believe in you. We stand with you. Let’s fight the stereotypes together.”
To all the women who have been told that they are:
We hear you. We believe in you. We stand with you.
— UN Women (@UN_Women) March 6, 2020
John Lennon’s posthumous Twitter account also had something for the women on International Women’s Day:
— John Lennon (@johnlennon) March 8, 2020
Cara Delevingne had strong words on Women’s Day, saying that there is no place or part of life where women are equal to men. Take a look below:
There is no place or part of life where women are equal to men.
That’s why I’m taking a stand with @girlup this International Women’s Day to drive faster action on #genderequality. Share what #EqualEverywhere means to you! #GirlStories #InternationalWomensDay pic.twitter.com/1HDJB9ca84
— Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne) March 8, 2020
Pakistani television star and heartthrob Mahira Khan took part in Women’s Day March that happened in different cities of Pakistan. The walk aimed to highlight real issues women of all ages face in the country and demanded the government to take drastic actions. Take a look:
— Team Mahira Khan (@TeamMahiraKhan) March 8, 2020
The Tekken game tries a more “just do it” approach. Telling ladies to punch life in the face.
Ladies, we’ll spare you the dos or don’ts here.
Keep punching life in the face.
Keep kicking ass.
You have the power to win all your battles 💪#InternationalWomensDay #Tekken pic.twitter.com/dlYG8hjeSc
— TEKKEN (@TEKKEN) March 8, 2020
Women are equally as strong as men or any other gender. In this modern era, physical strength is not the measure of capabilities, rather the mental strength that matters now.
Happy International Women’s Day, ladies!