How Celebs & the Media Are Striking Today
With less than 24 hours before A Day Without Women, a bunch of celebrities and a few media outlets are showing their intent to strike on social media.
The strike, organized by the same women behind the Women’s March on January 21st, asks women to abstain from all labor, paid and unpaid. For anyone unable to strike and men, there are other ways to participate as well.
While a lot of people striking are social justice warriors and professional protesters, it’s dope that so many celebrities are showing their intent to strike and giving visibility to the cause. Here are some of the celebs who are preparing to strike:
1. Janelle Monae
2. Aja King
#Repost @womensmarch ・・・ On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. Here are 3 actions you can take on #DayWithoutAWoman: 1. Do not engage in paid & unpaid work 2. Avoid spending money (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses) 3. Wear RED in solidarity www.womensmarch.com/womensday
3. Jessica Chastain
As Im in Warsaw on #InternationalWomensDay I’ll stand in solidarity with Polish women at 8:30am – Polska jest Kobietą – pikieta róg Świętokrzyskiej i Marszalkowskiej Being in this country is a great honor. Im so pleased to spend International Women’s Day with inspiring International Women & Men! 💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖@womensmarch
READ MORE: You Don’t Have To Skip Work To Participate In The Women’s Strike
4. Amber Tamblyn
I’m doing this. And will have a new poem up today at Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls inspired by it. #Repost @bust_magazine with @repostapp ・・・ Tomorrow is international women’s day and we will be participating in A Day Without a Woman Strike. Here is the deal, if you can safely strike, do it, do not engage in paid or unpaid labor, if not, and we understand that many women cannot, here are a few options: 1. Wear RED in solidarity 2. Avoid spending money (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses that support gender, racial, and economic equity/Day Without A Woman) 3. Over on bust.com we’ve started to compile a list of women’s owned businesses that we will be expanding on this year. 4. Find a protest in your area. NYC is convening at noon up near Central Park. 5. Hang out with your sisters, help a woman out. Make sure to follow @womensmarch for more info. #DayWithoutAWoman #IStrikeFor Image by @marisolmuro
5. Phoebe Tonkin
Are there any #daywithoutawoman rallies happening in Paris? x
— Phoebe Tonkin (@1PhoebeJTonkin) March 6, 2017
She also retweeted one of the strike coordinators with details of the strike.
6. Rachel Bloom
For those able to miss work on this day: let’s strike for the women who cannot afford to. #daywithoutawoman #internationalwomensday https://t.co/Fq03QnnfHr
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) March 4, 2017
🗽In honor of A Day Without a Woman, we at Galore will be participating by posting no content across the board for the day. We urge all you women to do the same (if you can) and if not, there are still a lot of ways you can partake, like by wearing red (boys you can do this part too!!)! In honor of the legacy of the movements before us, #DayWithoutaWoman ❤️💋❤️💋❤️💋💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿💋❤️💋❤️
8. The Australian Broadcasting Company
In a statement released on their official website, the ABC will be shifting to an all-female lineup.
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It’s awesome to see all of the people getting involved in the strike and hopefully, A Day Without A Woman shows the world how vital we are every single day.