UPDATE, 5:20 PM: Six months ago Hillary Clinton probably assumed she would be celebrating today’s International Women’s Day as America’s first female President of the United States. Well that didn’t happen, but now the ex-Secretary of State has taken to social media on A Day Without a Woman to spread a message that makes the fairly reticent, defeated candidate sound a lot like a leader in a resistance.
“There’s a lot to fight for, Planned Parenthood, education, healthcare, jobs,” Clinton said this afternoon on the recently IPO’d Snapchat. “Every issue is a women’s issue. So stand up, resist, run for office, be a champion,” she urged, dressed all in red, the color of the #DayWithoutAWoman movement
After sending out a tweet of support for the day this morning, this latest quick hit won’t be the last time the former First Lady will be talking publicly today. The near conclusion of Clinton’s International Women’s Day will come with a speech she is set to give at the Kennedy Center tonight for Vital Voices, a group she helped co-found.
Already seeing its stock declining after going public last week, Snapchat itself stumbled today with three International Women’s Day filters that got a fair degree of blowback. In one example, adding make-up to the filter that made fans into scientist Marie Curie. Frida Kahlo and civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks were the other two filters the social media video service offered on Wednesday. It should be added that Clinton did not use any of them for her video.
PREVIOUSLY, 8:44 AM: In the current political climate, today’s International Women’s Day comes with an extra edge as the movement that started with marches all over the country and the world the day after Donald Trump became president has declared A Day Without a Woman. The strike aims to display the pivotal role women play in our society and our economy and how often they are taken for granted.
Here in Hollywood, NBC and Netflix have told staffers that they are free to take the day off to celebrate and support the cause. Among others commemorating the day today, MTV turned its logo upside down, changing the “M” into a red “W.”
While seemingly on the job, a number of the industry’s leading ladies and a few fellas also have taken to social media to fly their flag for the day and show their colors — red specifically being the tone of A Day Without a Woman. Some took a swipe at POTUS, who unsurprisingly put out a tweet of his own earlier. Here’s a few of the voices we’ve heard today; we’ll be adding more throughout the day, and don’t hesitate to tell us if we missed someone.
Never missing a beat, Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal went full-on this morning:
The Trump WH is so feminist, EVERY day is Day Without a Woman. pic.twitter.com/rYZeYo04kn
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) March 8, 2017
Which was in part a response to Trump’s double shot on Wednesday morning:
I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2017
On International Women’s Day, join me in honoring the critical role of women here in America & around the world.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2017
Chelsea Handler and former House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon had something to tell Trump too:
Happy international women’s day. @realDonaldTrump, a special congrats to all the int’l pussies that have been assaulted by you.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 8, 2017
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 8, 2017
The woman who could have been America’s first female POTUS tweeted this:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 8, 2017
Taking on Trump aside, celebration, pride and equality were the primary rallying calls today from Tinseltown:
or, as it’s often called on here, #WhyIsn‘tThereAnInternationalMensDay
(There is: November 19th)
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 8, 2017
— Amirah Vann (@amirahvann) March 8, 2017
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) March 8, 2017
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) March 8, 2017
— Mariska Hargitay (@Mariska) March 8, 2017
About 95% of the time I’m directed by a man. #ADayWithoutAWoman directing is the norm.
— Kristen Schaal (@kristenschaaled) March 8, 2017
— OprahWinfrey Network (@OWNTV) March 8, 2017
— krysten ritter (@Krystenritter) March 8, 2017
Today I am standing with women everywhere whether you are able to strike or not ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻🌈 #IWD2017
— Tatiana Maslany (@tatianamaslany) March 8, 2017
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) March 8, 2017
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY🎉
UR PAYS BENEATH U‼️ITS 🕙2 LET🌎KNOW WHAT LIFE WOULD🐝W/OUT WOMEN,2WORK,CLEAN,CARE4 KIDS,HUSBANDS,&EXPRESS
— Cher (@cher) March 8, 2017
Who’s in https://t.co/wy8xxfUWj8
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) March 8, 2017
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) March 8, 2017
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 8, 2017
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) March 8, 2017
— Gale Anne Hurd (@GunnerGale) March 8, 2017
I also want to honor everyone striking today and all of you who can’t. #ADayWithoutAWoman is for all of us, and we will never stop fighting
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) March 8, 2017
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) March 8, 2017
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 8, 2017
— Issa Rae (@IssaRae) March 8, 2017
— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) March 8, 2017
“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
Inspired by this kind, intelligent, & inquisitive little lady. #iwd2017
— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) March 8, 2017
One of the world’s leading crusaders for women’s rights and the co-founder of Ms. Magazine said:
— Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem) March 8, 2017
Feud EP Ryan Murphy and California’s newest Senator kinda nailed it with these ones:
In honor & support of tomorrow’s A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN, ALL the women in my company will not be working. So in short, nothing will get done.
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) March 7, 2017
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) March 8, 2017