Today is International Women’s Day. This is how some of our favorite Jewish celebrities have commemorated the day on social media. While we should be celebrating, supporting, and championing women everyday, having a reminder to do so is never a bad thing. Plus, it’s a way to educate our kids not only about women’s equality, but on all the cool women who have changed history, like Hedy Lamarr.
Check out some of the social media posts below:
Today is International Women’s Day. There is an initiative to wear red, not to spend money, not to go to work, to do what you can to remind the world how essential women are. If you can’t do any of these things, if your life prohibits you from doing so, don’t. If you want to support the initiative in your own way, you can. If you don’t care, then keep it moving. I’m done with overly simplistic comments from people who are looking to complain about celebrities and their privilege. I’m aware of my privilege and that doesn’t make me care any less. Let’s remember that a reality star born into wealth is now President. (Also, a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women) Some of you complaining voted for him. So there is a disconnect. In any event, women all over the world, including this country, are struggling for equality. I stand with them. #internationalwomensday
Morning thoughts… Happy International Women’s Day to all @UN 🙂 pic.twitter.com/PIhn0zx42h
— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) March 8, 2017
Hollywood icon Hedy Lamarr helped create the technology we all rely on everyday. #ADayWithoutAWoman pic.twitter.com/v6MxkgpUIP
— Brian Greene (@bgreene) March 8, 2017
What a time to be alive, eh?! Whether you’re working, striking, protesting, wearing red, or just generally existing today, take some time for self-care and to tell a woman you love that you love her. There is never a wrong way to be a woman, and we will never stop protesting or striking for those who can’t. #IWD2017 #ADayWithoutAWoman // Illustration by the ridiculously talented @rachelsenderw for @lennyletter, which is going dark (going red?) today!
On #InternationalWomensDay I cleaned out my closet and donated the good stuff to @careerwardrobe. Next stop: @SenToomey‘s office.
— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) March 8, 2017
To the women showing the world what it’s like to be w/o women & to the businesses honoring it, Thank you. Way to keep this movement going! pic.twitter.com/FsdecjzgPK
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) March 8, 2017