Celebrities around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day and are not only wearing red in solidarity, but are speaking out about women equality.
The international observance is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and to collectively fight for gender parity, something that women in Hollywood are constantly fighting.
A red-wearing Kerry Washington, a woman who regularly speaks on human rights, tweeted that she is standing in solidarity with her sisters.
Serena Williams posted a photo on Instagram holding a sign that reads: “#StrengthHasNoGender. She captioned the photo: “Proud to celebrate #InternationalWomensDay with @Brawnybrand by honoring those who continue to break down barriers #StrengthHasNoGender.”
Learn more about these incredible women on Brawny.com.
Tracee Ellis Ross shared a photo on Instagram, wearing a shirt that reads: “Women’s rights are human rights.”
Rashida Jones posted a message on Instagram to not only confirm her participation in IWD, but to blast the critics with “simplest comments” complaining about “celebrities and their privilege.”
“Today is International Women’s Day. There is an initiative to wear red, not to spend money, not to go to work, to do what you can to remind the world how essential women are. If you can’t do any of these things, if your life prohibits you from doing so, don’t. If you want to support the initiative in your own way, you can. If you don’t care, then keep it moving. I’m done with overly simplistic comments from people who are looking to complain about celebrities and their privilege. I’m aware of my privilege and that doesn’t make me care any less. Let’s remember that a reality star born into wealth is now President. (Also, a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women) Some of you complaining voted for him. So there is a disconnect. In any event, women all over the world, including this country, are struggling for equality. I stand with them.”
Adele wrote on Instagram: “Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”
To all the women • the black, indigenous, poor, brown, trans, thick, fat, juicy, queer, disabled, unhomed, femme, undocumented, emerging, invisibilized, extinguished and agi-f*cking-tated. On this #InternationalWomensDay, I struggle alongside you for recognition, freedom, safety, love and unequivocal access to all things we need to survive and thrive, including vital resources like @plannedparenthood. #istandwithpp
Dr. Heavenly Explains Her ‘If My Husband Cheated He Didn’t Mean To’ Philosophy
Dr. Heavenly Kimes has an interesting philosophy on cheating … but then again we’re not surprised.
If you watch Married To Medicine then you know the successful Atlanta, GA dentist dotes on her husband, who she affectionately calls “daddy” and the two have a pretty solid marriage. So much so, that Kimes believes if he ever cheated on her he didn’t mean to do it.
Kimes made that proclamation after news broke that Dr. Jackie’s husband was having an affair, and of course she had the ladies scratching their heads. HipHollywood sat down with her to get more insight on her viewpoint. Here’s what she had to say.
“I said something that I think a lot of people feel but would not say it, because it’s not a politically correct thing to say,” she explained. “I said if my husband cheated he would not mean to do it. I stand by it, it may sound silly, it may sound funny, I’m not trying to be funny, I don’t think he would have meant to do it.”
“I can’t say it was her, I’m not going to put it all on her, but it had to have been something to make that man go that far,” she adds referring to the other woman. “Maybe I’m naive but I don’t think my husband would just cheat on me and mean to cheat.”
To her credit, Kimes is also a certified relationship coach and has been dishing her advice (solicited or not) to the other wives since season 2. She ended her explanation comparing cheating to a person on a diet. The analogy was pretty hilarious, but actual made a lot of sense.
“I like to compare sex to food because they go together,” she says. “If you’re hungry and you know you’re on a diet and you’re really really trying really hard and somebody comes with a buffet of your favorite foods and lays it all out for you and starts putting … you didn’t mean to eat it but you ate it.”
So do you agree Heavenly? Let us know in the comments below.
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