Alicia Keys, Adele, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hayley Williams and Kylie Minogue are among the stars who've expressed their support for Wednesday's (March 8) "A Day Without a Woman" strike. The protest is aimed at highlighting the economic power of women on society and it comes on International Women's Day whose organizers are pushing for a more gender inclusive world.
Wednesday's action is also aimed at shining a light on the continuing pay disparity between men and women and discrimination women face by encouraging women to take the day off from paid and unpaid work and not shop, except at women- and minority-owned or small businesses; women who can't participate are encouraged to wear red in solidarity. The protest follows on the heels of last month's Day Without Immigrants, a protest against President Trump's anti-immigrant policies.
The Voice coach Keys encouraged women to join protesters at a noon rally in New York in Central Park:
Adele supported International Women's Day with the famous quote about how hard women have to work by late Ottawa Mayor Charlotte Elizabeth Whitton.
Hamilton creator Miranda and Kylie Minogue also supported the day.
#internationalwomensday ----eternal love, support, respect & admiration --— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) March 8, 2017
Paramore's Williams pointed her followers to a list of women-run businesses.
The organizer's of January's Women's March cheekily thanked the Statue of Liberty for going dark for an hour on Tuesday night (March 7) -- an accident that many happily took as a sign of solidarity.
Madonna boosted International Women's Day while also plugging her Vogue Germany cover.