Adele, Florence + The Machine, & Katy Perry Take To Social Media To Celebrate International Women's Day
Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:27:28
Today, March 8th 2017, is International Women's Day. And in some sense this is the 100th Women's Day. The celebration has intriguing roots that start in the United States, Denmark and Russia.
The earliest Women's Day observance can be found on February 28, 1909 in New York and was organized by the Socialist Party of America. In 1910,The Socialist International meeting in Copenhagen, established a Women's Day, international in character, to honour the movement for women's rights and to build support for achieving universal suffrage for women. On March 8, 1917, in the capital of the Russian Empire, Petrograd, a demonstration of women textile workers began, covering the whole city. It was the movement that began the Russian Revolution.
Seven days later, the Emperor of Russia Nicholas II abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. So for those of you wondering if it's a big deal, it most certainly is!
The day was officially adopted by the United Nations in 1975. Since 1996, each International Women's Day has had a theme. This year's official theme is, “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
In celebration of the day, many of music's biggest stars have taken to social media to show their support. Artists such as Adele, Florence Welch, and Katy Perry have already posted about International Women's Day and 'A Day Without Women', which will see women across the US strike to raise awareness for economic inequality, reproductive rights, civil liberties and ending violence.
❤Standing with all my sisters in solidarity! Gonna be a lady in red tomorrow ðð¼❤ Repost @womensmarch: Tomorrow, we strike! Are you with us? Anyone, anywhere, can join by making 3/8 a #DayWithoutAWoman, in one or all of the following ways: 1. Wear RED in solidarity 2. Women strike from paid and unpaid work 3. Everyone buys local or don't buy at all womensmarch.com/womensday
Even Lady Liberty has gone dark in solidarity. Until tomorrow then sisters. ❤ pic.twitter.com/E7VEW8Wflh— Garbage (@garbage) March 8, 2017
Happy #InternationalWomensDay— LA ROUX (@larouxofficial) March 8, 2017
—The ARTISTdirect Staff