Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron And Other Celebrity Activists We Love

It’s International Women’s Day! Let’s take a moment and stop talking about the mommy wars, who is breastfeeding and who’s not, and criticizing each other for carrying around last season’s Coach Bag (OMG do those moms scare me!) and talk about women who are making a positive impact in this world, shall we?

These days, when we think of Women’s Day, we hopefully think of all the awesome women out there who strive to fight for women’s rights and world peace and draw attention to the hardships displaced women endure in underdeveloped nations from around the world. Even though the first Women’s Day was first observed on February 28, 1909, it slowly became a Socialist political event that blended cultures primarily in Russia and the former Soviet bloc which lost its political flavor over the years and became a holiday for men to simply express their love for women (because no women ever said no to two Valentine’s Days back-to-back, right?).

Many celebrity mothers out there, including Charlize Theron, Salma Hayek, Tina Fey and of course the mother of celebrity activism, Angelina Jolie lend their voice to some of the biggest charities and events that help make this world a better place for not only you and me, but every daughter out there.

Check out our photos below of some of our favorite celebrity mom activists who put the capital F in Feminism and let us know what you think. And of course, Happy Women’s Day!

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    Jenny McCarthy
    Jenny McCarthy gets to the truth and is not afraid to say it how it is. She encourages everyone to wear the bracelet from Until There's a Cure, a national organization dedicated to eradicating HIV/AIDS by raising awareness and funds to combat this pandemic. But nothing brings the fight closer to home than the issue of autism activism and her son Evan, who was diagnosed with autism in 2005.
    Source via Look To The Stars
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    Charlize Theron
    Just last month, Oscar winner and all-around badass for many reasons, Charlize Theron, urged leaders at the World Economic Forum to do more to fight AIDS. Gorgeous, talented and passionate? Yeah, I don't think anyone can beat the full package that is Charlize!
    Source via She Wired
  • Susan Sarandon 4 of 11
    Susan Sarandon
    Back in 2008, Susan narrated a documentary called The Shape of Water, which is about five women from Brazil, India, Jerusalem and Senegal as they deal with the issues facing women including harassment and economic justice. Susan said of the film: "These women represent films which have resulted in a tipping of consciousness and made a difference."
    Source via Women in Hollywood
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    Tina Fey
    Tina Fey is committed to putting women in the spotlight. While some have wondered if Tina Fey's "undercover feminism" is a hindrance or helpful, we say another prominent, admirable female comedian in mainstream media certainly can't hurt.
    Source via Quotables
  • Salma Hayek Pinault 6 of 11
    Salma Hayek Pinault
    When it comes to feminism and what it means to her, Salma says, "It means being proud of being a woman, and [having] love, respect and admiration and the belief in our strong capacities. I don't think we are the same, women and men. We're different. But I don't think we are less than men. There are more women than men in the world ask any single woman! So it is shocking that men are in more positions of power."
    Source via Stylist UK
  • Whoopi Goldberg 7 of 11
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Before she joined the late-afternoon gab fest known as The View, Whoopi Goldberg has raised money on behalf of the homeless and Afghan women. She's marched for choice and equal rights ... One of the many pro-active things she's done is to tell the story of her own abortion (in the bad old coat-hanger days), in a book called The Choices We Made: 25 Women and Men Speak Out About Abortion.
    Source via Ms. Magazine
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    Demi Moore
    Demi Moore and her soon-to-be ex-husband Ashton Kutcher have both been huge voices in the war against sex trafficking and have even stared in a number of campaigns to help spread their message.
    Source via The Daily Beast
  • Geena Davis 9 of 11
    Geena Davis
    If it were up to Geena Davis alone, she'd make sure there would be more powerful roles for women in Hollywood. The actress says, "The absence of female characters is impactful. If they created more female characters in these films then the one girl wouldn't have to be perfect and all things to all people. The boy characters are rich and diverse. Why can't there be rich and diverse female characters?"
    Source via Women in Hollywood
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    Mariah Carey
    Mariah Carey is a longtime supporter of the Fresh Air Fund and founded Camp Mariah in 1994, which underwrites summer camp for 300 boys and girls. But Carey doesn't bring it up unless asked. I guess she isn't the diva we all thought her to be!
    Source via Forbes
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    Angelina Jolie
    As we all know, Angelina Jolie is the mother of celebrity activism and has fought hard and has traveled to countries all around the world to help give a voice to those that are in need. And I so LOVE this quote from her. "In my early 20s, I was fighting with myself," she told Forbes back in June. (See " Bad Girl Interrupted.") "Now, I take that punk in me to Washington, and I fight for something important." Bam!
    Source via Forbes

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