International Women's Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. While a reflection on the past, the day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The day of recognition has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great change that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. While many celebrate the day, no one government, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day.
According to InternationalWomensDay.com the day is as much a call for unity as it is a recognition of the historical achievements of women throughout history.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continues to grow from strength to strength."
The WWE has taken great strides in the past few years to treat their female superstars with the same respect that they've given to the males. Instead of simply being "eye candy" who were there to accompany the male gladiators to the ring or paraded around in bra and panties matches, women are now viewed as athletes capable of putting on the same amazing displays as their male counterparts.
With the WWE's women's revolution has come many groundbreaking firsts, including women competing in and main eventing the Hell In A Cell pay per view. Today, the WWE paid tribute to the women in their past and present by posting a gallery of every Women's Champion in the company's history, which you can see here. Many WWE Superstars also took to social media to show their love and support for women around the world.
Click through the slides to see the best WWE responses to International Women's Day.
WWE in honor of Chynaprevnext
On #InternationalWomensDay I am thinking about all of the women who have inspired me.— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) March 8, 2017