For more than a century, March 8 has marked a special day for women across the globe — and today, International Women's Day 2018, is the perfect time to reflect on the women who inspire us, to lift up our fellow women, and to celebrate one another's achievements. This year, the theme for International Women's Day is "Press For Progress," and in the few short months we've had of 2018 so far, we've already seen so much amazing progress when it comes to gender equality: movements like #MeToo and Time's Up have gained incredible momentum and are evidence that, finally, real change could be on the horizon.
The importance of seeing so many women (and allies of women) empowering one another can't be understated — and even on a small scale, that kind of support can be so powerful. In honor of IWD, Twitter users have been using the hashtag #BecauseSheIsAWoman to share all the awe-inspiring things they love about women, shout out and lift up the important women in their lives, and also bring attention to some areas where we still need to make progress when it comes to gender equality.
If you're celebrating International Women's Day today (and who isn't?!), check out these 11 eye-opening tweets that highlight all the ways in which we still need to press for progress in gender inequality this — and every — year.