While in America we observe Women's History Month throughout March, dozens of countries around the world observe International Women's Day on March 8. The international holiday has been preserved for over a century to celebrate, endorse, and honor the work of incredible women throughout history, and to inspire the women of the future.
And now, more than ever, the day also raises awareness about gender equality and women's rights. So if there was ever a year to pay attention to the holiday, this is definitely your year. With our current administration potentially threatening to push our women's rights progress backwards, it's definitely the time to do whatever you can to observe the holiday.
If you want to get in on the action, check out some protest or volunteer opportunities in your area — but first, do something simple. Share a meme on social media and let your followers and friends know that you're a part of the movement for equality and acknowledgment. Memes are always a good option when you want to say something, but can't find the words. They make people laugh, as well as feel moved, too.
These are some of the most badass feminist memes to use on International Women's Day:
I mean, personally, I sure hope I have a baby who's this woke.
Who Needs It?
Um, everyone. Yes, everyone needs it.
It's Not A Dirty Word
Well said, Kate Nash. It's just about equality.
One of the most epic memes of the year. There's something written on here that every woman can relate to.
Because Sometimes Society Doesn't Care...
...What women achieve. It's never too late to reverse that, though.
Like what, are we supposed to stop, wave, and offer them our phone number, or go out with them on a date?
But Like, Who Asked You?
Women don't need listicles in men's magazines on how to be. Men need listicles in men's magazines on how to let women be.