International Women's Day sparks reactions from big name celebrities

A woman holds balloons and a poster to mark International Women's Day in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

A woman holds balloons and a poster to mark International Women's Day in central Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, March 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)  (AP)

March 8 marks a special day for females all over the world: International Women's Day, which celebrates all the achievements women have made politically, economically, socially and more.

But while International Women’s Day is a call for celebration, it also “marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity,” according to the International Women’s Day website. According to 2016 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, women working full time earned roughly 82 percent of what men made.

In light of International Women’s Day, big name stars -- ranging from Chris Hemsworth, to Emma Watson to Dolly Parton -- have shared their sentiments on the yearly event. 

Read on for a look at celebrity reactions.

She's truly an eagle when she flies! Happy #InternationalWomensDay! #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/Jku3o21l1M

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 8, 2018

On this #InternationalWomensDay I want to say thank you to all the brave women who stood up, undaunted, to further the cause of human rights and gender equality. Not forgetting those who made huge strides in science, literature and technology.

— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) March 8, 2018

Happy #InternationalWomensDay. It’s time to celebrate ALL women, of all colors, of all beliefs, of all nations, of all abilities.

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) March 8, 2018

Women are still making 80 cents to every $1 that men are making, but it varies by race. Hispanic women make 54 cents to every $1 men make, Native American women 57 cents, and Black women 63 cents. #internationalwomensday #IWD2018 pic.twitter.com/Iopr5VTBTE

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 8, 2018

Happy #InternationalWomensDay ???????? I’ve replaced my @spotify playlist with all female tracks! There are so many incredible women in my life who inspire me every day ❤ #IWD2018 https://t.co/uhs5jytsTK

— Liam (@LiamPayne) March 8, 2018

Happy #InternationalWomensDay to my beautiful wife, daughter, Mum and all the incredible women out there for their strength, compassion and courage to make the world a better place. Let’s not forget that women of tomorrow are being grown and nurtured among the children of today! pic.twitter.com/4Ysz0MjecG

— Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) March 8, 2018

Let's all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let's all #PressforProgress. #IWD2018 #InternationalWomensDay #MeToo #TimesUp pic.twitter.com/YH8ZdPUQZi

— Fran Drescher (@frandrescher) March 8, 2018

To the trailblazing women who came before me and the many young women who are taking that torch and running with it, THANK YOU! Take a moment today, #internationalwomensday to share whom you would like to thank .. #thankher #pressforprogress #womensday @LOrealParisUSA pic.twitter.com/qicSS4irmD

— Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) March 8, 2018

#InternationalWomensDay I want to thank #Unions for helping fight pay discrimination for women workers.

— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 8, 2018

My favorite day of the year ???? HAPPY #internationalwomensday! Who are you celebrating? pic.twitter.com/0kE8ik7xI1

— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) March 8, 2018

So excited to be at the @UN today on #IWD2018 to talk with activists & leaders about women’s rights! @ElizabethArden #TogetherWeMarchOn @TIMESUPNOW #TimesUp. Happy International Women’s Day everyone! pic.twitter.com/rFHIKTIwN2

— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) March 8, 2018

To celebrate today’s #internationalwomensday I’ll be curating @natgeo’s Instagram feed, selecting and sharing powerful images taken by National Geographic’s emerging female photographers around the world. Women photographers are often under-represented and under-celebrated, so I’m thrilled to mark this day by profiling the talented female story-tellers and image-makers that are working hard to build empathy across borders x #iwd2018 #timesup

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The Pantherpuff Girls are here for #InternationalWomensDay! We must see, respect & honor the different kinds of strength that women possess. Give a voice to women around the world and take the pledge for @DanaiGurira’s #LoveOurGirls: https://t.co/V3U4ZS82i2 Art: @PrimePremne pic.twitter.com/DqMXXyWjIj

— Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) March 8, 2018

Most of the very best people I know are women, so it seemed pretty impossible to choose a #tbt worthy of #internationalwomensday. So...Meryl. pic.twitter.com/BV27IcH7Np

— Ben Platt (@BenSPLATT) March 8, 2018

So much love to all of you on this amazing day celebrating all that we do! #InternationalWomensDay KEEP SHINING ????

— Jamie Clayton (@MsJamieClayton) March 8, 2018

gloria, maya, amelia... and snoop just cuz i like him. #internationalwomensday pic.twitter.com/2GKvQquQwp

— Frankie Bergstein (@suckitaynrand) March 8, 2018

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Today we celebrate women rising up around the world, supporting each other, & pushing for change! #TIMESUP on discrimination, harassment, and abuse! @TimesUpNow #IWD2018 (Art via @UN_Women Libby Vanderploeg) pic.twitter.com/H8b2YY0SPH

— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 8, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day! pic.twitter.com/PMOsOuwI86

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 8, 2018

It’s #InternationalWomensDay. There was a time not long ago that women couldn’t vote, or open credit cards without their husband’s signature, or compete in the Olympics, or do their jobs without being harassed. That time is up. #TimesUp

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 8, 2018

Happy International Women’s Day to every single woman in the world. Cheers to your strength and bravery to thrive in a male dominated society. Continue to make your voices heard! You are the definition of courage! We are the womb!!

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 8, 2018

????: Kasi Turpin pic.twitter.com/E47utGRwQt

— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) March 8, 2018


Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.


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