Celebrities from Meghan Markle to the Kardashians mark International Women's Day

Suzy Byrne
·Editor, Yahoo Entertainment
Emma Watson is one of the celebrities marking International Women’s Day. (Image: Emma Watson via Instagram)
Emma Watson is one of the celebrities marking International Women’s Day. (Image: Emma Watson via Instagram)

It’s International Women’s Day! While we are behind singer Rob Thomas‘s sentiments about the occasion — “Too many women have shaped this world for them to have just a day” (hear, hear!) — we’re still all in when it comes to marking it. So are Hollywood stars, from A to Z.

Social media is the place today for female and male celebrities to recognize and champion women. Females in their families, they work with, they mother, they lost. The touching and inspirational posts run the gamut — inspirational messages (Kathy Griffin), sweet family photos (Kate Hudson) or a full-on family dance party in celebration (Ciara and Russell Wilson, we stan).

Official feminist of the royal family Meghan Markle was out today talking about why it’s important to champion girls, mentioning that she’s been doing it since she was 11, thank you very much.

And that message for women to help women is just about everywhere, including on the social pages of Michelle Obama, Jennifer Garner and Jameela Jamil.

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Happy #InternationalWomensDay, today and every day. #alwayshelpasister . 🎨: @libbyvanderploeg

A post shared by Jennifer Garner (@jennifer.garner) on Mar 8, 2019 at 8:27am PST

Rose McGowan told her followers to “never doubt your power or your worth.”

Shailene Woodley got personal about womanhood — from her shower.

Kathy Griffin reminded her followers they they can do anything they desire if they are “committed and passionate.”

Lena Waithe reminded her followers that her pronouns are “she & her.”

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My pronouns are She & Her. #happyinternationalwomensday 📸: @gizellehernandez

A post shared by Lena Waithe (@lenawaithe) on Mar 8, 2019 at 10:15am PST

Feminist extraordinaire Emma Watson encouraged all methods of celebration of the day, including “marching, dancing, rising, resisting, protesting, striking [and] uniting.”

Julianne Moore shared a quote from The Big Lebowski: “My art has been commended as being strongly vaginal which bothers some men. The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.”

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Happy #internationalwomensday

A post shared by Julianne Moore (@juliannemoore) on Mar 8, 2019 at 11:58am PST

Debra Messing shared … cupcakes.

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Happy International Women’s Day! Powerful, beautiful, and sweet. 🌸 (image by @therealaliwentworth ).

A post shared by Debra Messing (@therealdebramessing) on Mar 8, 2019 at 11:14am PST

Here are some of the mini feminists celebrating, including Kate Hudson and Hilary Duff‘s new additions:

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Happy happy #INTERNATIONALWOMENSDAY 💕

A post shared by Kate Hudson (@katehudson) on Mar 8, 2019 at 7:55am PST

And a soon-to-be mini feminist — on the way from Amy Schumer.

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#happyinternationalwomensday ALL DAY!

A post shared by @ amyschumer on Mar 8, 2019 at 6:17am PST

Indeed, all ages are being represented. See: Courteney Cox’s sweet mama, Madonna’s dancing eldest daughter and more.

Stars showed love for their female colleagues — current and past. (We always love a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants reunion.)

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Happy IWD from these benches.

A post shared by Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamilofficial) on Mar 8, 2019 at 9:04am PST

And others shared memories of inspiring women they lost.

This post, from Ciara, made us want to get up and dance.

And, yes, the Kardashians marked the day as well.

Some of the best posts, however, are ones shared by men, including Lenny Kravitz, David Beckham, Alec Baldwin and Hugh Jackman.

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#internationalwomensday #iwd2019

A post shared by Lenny Kravitz (@lennykravitz) on Mar 8, 2019 at 10:46am PST

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Happy International Women’s Day!

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Mar 8, 2019 at 11:22am PST

And here are a bunch more posts from other stars:

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Happy #InternationalWomensDay 💛

A post shared by Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) on Mar 8, 2019 at 11:14am PST

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