From encouraging to tacky, know why #InternationalWomensDay has gone viral on Twitter

By: Maitreyee Boruah
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It is for the second day in a row, the hashtag #InternationalWomensDay is trending on Twitter on Wednesday.
It was not surprising to find #InternationalWomensDay as one of the top trends on Tuesday (March 8), as the day is celebrated across the world as the International Women's Day.

However, as the hashtag continues to make its presence felt on Twitter on Wednesday, we will say it is nice to see women-related issues trending on cyberspace.

Women's Day

So, can we claim now that feminism is back? Maybe, that would be far-fetched.

Nevertheless, it is a positive sign and we need to celebrate it because a lot of men are also tweeting and wishing women across the world.

[Read: International Women's Day: Why Virat Kohli said 'SORRY' on Twitter]

Here we bring some top tweets

"Removing barriers like discrimination & divisions is necessary for business success #IWD2016," tweets Richard Branson (@richardbranson), the business magnate and philanthropist.

"So grateful and inspired today! Take the Pledge For Parity at #HappyInternationalWomensDay," tweets Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13), the popular singer.

"Look outside your windows at dusk! @Chirlane and I just turned the Empire State Building PINK! @HeforShe #IWD2016," tweets Emma Watson (@EmWatson), Hollywood actress and women's rights activist.

Women's Day 2

Back home in India, from politicians to film celebrities, everyone is tweeting about women-related issues.
In fact, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been tweeting and talking about women-based topics for the last few days.

"From 'BetiBachao, BetiPadhao' to better health & education facilities, our Govt's efforts towards women-led development are unwavering," tweeted Narendra Modi (@narendramodi).

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