On International Women's Day
, we recognize that there is a
ton of hard, very important work still to be done to bring equality (not to
mention health, safety, education, and all that other frivolous stuff) to women
all over the world. We'd also like to recognize that the hard, very important
stuff is not necessarily the domain of our favorite models, actresses, and
musicians. They're playing a very different role, spreading the word in ways
that make us feel good.
On Twitter and Instagram, famous ladies really got into this
mission. Some, like Cameron Diaz and Lupita Nyongo
, joined the #NotThere
campaign and replaced their lovely profile pics with blank ones, forcing
everyone to wonder what it would be like if women weren't in other parts of
their lives too. (Refinery29
also joined this movement for some hours this
Others chose to send other messages to their many followers.
They range from hilariously irreverent (Miley Cyrus, naturally), to earnest
quotes (Madonna), to heartfelt and personal (Lucy Hale). Whatever their
methods, we're happy to see the awareness of International Women's Day reach
all corners of the internet and beyond.