A Day Without Women protest garners major celebrity backing

The International Women's Day on Wednesday sparked a social media uprising with its A Day Without Women component.
By James Carlin | Mar 08, 2017
The International Women's Day on Wednesday sparked a social media uprising with its A Day Without Women component.

The protest, in which many women have decided not to work so as to prove their value in societies around the world, was born out of the January Women's March on Washington, DC as well as a number of other marches for women that occurred all over the world. The Day Without Women hopes to promote awareness of the gender inequality in mostly American and European societies.

A multitude of stars took the day to embrace and celebrate the women in their lives. The United Talent Agency, which has organized other events during other protests, announced on Tuesday that it had organized community leader panels for employees in support of the march and protest.

"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," tweeted Ryan Murphy, the creator of FX shows,American Horror Story andFeud: Bette and Joan

Music Television (MTV) flipped the M in its logo, turning it into a W. It also automated all of its social media accounts on Wednesday. The reasoning behind the essential blackout was that the majority of the MTV social staff is women.

"The woman who runs this account isn't here to reply. This is what a #DayWithoutAWoman looks like.http://strike.mtv.com pic.twitter.com/lP1ONFicA1," replied the MTV social media accounts to anyone who tagged them in a post.

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