International Women's Day got a great kick-off last night when Lady Liberty's lights accidentally shut off the even before the "Day Without Woman" protest. Now, the empowering holiday is upon us and people are tweeting up a storm about its significance.
But don't worry, there are plenty of memes, too.
May the blood come from all of your whatevers on this blessed Women's Day— Erin 🎶Gloria🎶 Ryan (@morninggloria) March 8, 2017
Apparently the Statue of Liberty lights went out due to a power failure. But I would argue women are also protesting due to a power failure.— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) March 8, 2017
Donald Trump doesn't see WOMEN, he sees OWN ME.— Amanda M-W (@Manda_like_wine) March 8, 2017
Child: "Why is today different from all the other days?"— Allison Raskin (@AllisonRaskin) March 8, 2017
Me: "It's the one day it's hip for Republicans to pretend to respect women."
Hi if you identify as a male ally, remember:— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) March 8, 2017
1) Sit down and
2) Let women speak and
3) Share their work and
4) Call out your sexist friends
biologically, being a woman is difficult by default.— Robyn (@lilmsragerr) March 8, 2017
shoutout to all the women working their asses off every day.
[A Day Without A Woman]— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 8, 2017
Man: Siri, where is the neares-
Siri: New phone, who dis?
"Yeah, but when's International M—"— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 8, 2017
the only good male feminists I know just have a bunch of interesting women in their lives and shut the fuck up about it— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) March 8, 2017
behind every great woman is me screaming YES QUEEN so loud that her hair blows around like a music video— erin chack (@ErinChack) March 8, 2017
March 8, is International Women's Day. The international holiday arose out of socialist movements from the early 20th century and evolved further as democratic nations began to adopt women's suffrage. In present day, the celebration gives feminists and activists around the globe the opportunity to venerate heroes and discuss topics with a wide range, such as women's health issues, gender-based violence, and human rights violations affecting all marginalized populations in a given country. It also provides an excuse to celebrate the women who, throughout history, have inspired us to fight for gender equality. From artists and inventors to current and past political figures, they all have inspired us with their words.
To help us celebrate the day, the peeps over at Ampersand Travel decided to put together some cool works of art honoring women from all over the globe who've accomplished incredible things. Scroll through to get inspired by women from virtually every continent on the globe. from Malala to Marie Curie.