It’s International Women’s Day and women around the world are here for it. They're using Twitter to share their support for #IWD, to demand equal pay, and to call for an end to gender discrimination and violence.
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We don't need to look back very far in history to find a time when woman were not welcome in higher education. We are so proud of all the amazing young people we interact with every day who look to break boundaries and strive for greatness! #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/p8lIU7OeUV— UF Admissions (@OilerAdmissions) March 8, 2018
Many advocates have taken to social media to share their support for non cisgender-women, reminding the world that gender identity exists on a spectrum.
Happy International (Working) Women's Day to all the womxn/womyn/women/girls/gurls/femmes/enbi femmes/queens/kweens that I know. 💓✊🏿— SHURI STAN ACC🌍UNT (@prezmomobologna) March 8, 2018
I hope we can continue to work towards a world where gender is re-imagined as a spectrum, rather than a binary.
#InternationalWomensDay To all my Trans sisters out there struggling for acceptance,equality, fair wages & safety I send you ❤️ and respect— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 8, 2018
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Anyone who identifies as a woman is valid n I love you all💘💖🌈— Lex (@lexforchange) March 8, 2018
Others have championed the work of trailblazing women, like anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells, whose contributions have often gone unnoticed.
Charlotte Brontë.— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) March 8, 2018
Ida B. Wells.
It's astounding how many did not get their due in the Times obituary until now, on #InternationalWomensDay.
Wonderful initiative, and a must-read. https://t.co/iVKno3nzgV
Today, and every day, we are inspired by our founder, Mrs. Lydia Moss Bradley. Mrs. Bradley overcame hardships and broke boundaries to create a school where young adults could learn to lead purposeful lives. Today’s Braves are proof that she succeeded. #InternationalWomensDaypic.twitter.com/RGoFvJV7gg— Bradley University (@bradleyu) March 8, 2018
Meanwhile in Madrid, at least 1 million women have united for the first-ever “Feminist Strike” — Huelga Feminista. The strike has the support of leading Spanish politicians, including the female mayors of Madrid and Barcelona.
In Spain, the women's strike has drawn huge crowds in cities and towns across the country on International Women's Day. Upwards of one million are expected to attend the main march this evening in Madrid. pic.twitter.com/NqrwBHGGVJ— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) March 8, 2018
Even beloved TV cartoons have tweeted their support for women today — and every day.
Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s keep the celebration going and make it International Women’s Year!— SpongeBob (@SpongeBob) March 8, 2018
But a mere expression of support on #InternationalWomensDay is just hollow virtue signalling without real action, according to some advocates. That’s why many women worldwide have encouraged men to disclose their salaries to promote equal pay.
any men feeling like sharing their salary for international women’s day or what’s up— Carina Hsieh (@carinahsieh) March 8, 2018
Cis men: instead of just tweeting “happy international women’s day” stop being terrible in relationships — stop gaslighting, emotionally abusing and using us for our resources and kindness.— Lara Witt (@Femmefeministe) March 8, 2018