Brie Larson hits the Kong: Skull Island premiere. You can add Brie Larson to the list of celebrities who wore red in support of Wednesday’s “A Day Without a Woman” strike, organized by the folks at the Women’s March in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The Kong: Skull Island star took a turn at the film’s premiere in Hollywood Wednesday evening in a dress perfect for the day.
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Back on Jan. 21, the first day Trump was in office, women across the nation participated in a march protesting the president’s campaign promises on women’s rights. Because nothing was set in action just yet, women united in fear to demonstrate against the administration. Now the organizers behind the Women’s March on Washington are calling for “A Day Without a Woman” to be held on March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day. Women are encouraged to wear red in solidarity, not to engage in paid or unpaid work, and to avoid spending money. Check out which celebs will be observing the day.
In a powerful display of solidarity, millions of women worldwide took part in the Women’s March on Jan. 21, in support of women’s rights and to protest the then newly-elected President of the United States, Donald Trump.This Wednesday, the organizers of the Women’s March are hoping to do it again with a second protest: A Day Without a Woman.ALSO SEE: Women marched, now what? How Canadian organizers plan to maintain the movementThe march takes place on March 8 to coincide with International Women’s Day and encourages women to take a day off work to show the impact women have on the workforce and socio-economic system.“In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system–while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity,” states the event’s site. “We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.”But while we’d all love to ditch our desks and join the protest, it’s a luxury that not everyone can afford. Not everyone has the option of paid leave and not everyone can afford to take time off without impacting their bills or risking losing their jobs.So for those, who can’t physically be there on March 8, click through the gallery to see how you can lend your support for the cause. Don’t forget to let us know what you think by tweeting us @YahooStyleCA.
Known as one of the world’s first transgender models, Caroline Cossey has paved the way for the trans community. After travelling the world as a showgirl, Caroline embarked on a successful career as a model appearing in major fashion and pin-up magazines. In 1974, Caroline went through her final gender reassignment surgery.