Written by Michelle Kretzer
International Women's Day, March 8, is a day for
women to celebrate the many victories that we have achieved in our fight for
equality, to honor all the gutsy gals who made it happen, and to collaborate to
make the future bright for girls.
has been proud to work with many powerful women of every age, race, and sexual
orientation to help animals. The following brazen beauties used their most
valuable asset—their minds—to speak up for
the oppressed because, as Dr.
Jane Goodall so eloquently put it, "If
we do not do something to help these creatures, we make a mockery of the whole
concept of justice":
1. Variety magazine
honored Lea Michele at its annual Power of Women celebration for her work with
Jett is a feminist icon—and she rocks
for animals, too.
only does Taraji
P. Henson have an angelic face, she also is an angel for our sisters in the
animal kingdom, too.
4. Marlen Esparza is
tough on her opponents and tough on cruelty.
course, women excel in science—and as Torrey DeVitto
points out, they can do it humanely, too.
list of PETA Honorary Director Pamela Anderson's brave acts for animals is
endless. She proves that women can have beauty, brains, and brawn.
fierce Kate del Castillo uses her powerful persona to help the defenseless.
star Candace Parker won't let male ballers soak up all the glory—and she won't let people glorify fur, either.
9. Ending cruelty and
sexism? Jorja Fox is on the case.
10. Wendy Williams
knows that women don't have to fit a cookie-cutter image to be a true beauty.
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Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.