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Entertainment Industry Observes Day Without a Woman, International Women’s Day

Variety logo Variety 3/8/2017 Variety Staff

MTV has turned itself upside down — literally — to mark today’s A Day Without a Woman and International Women’s Day events.

The Viacom-owned cabler has turned the “M” in its logo into a “W” in honor of the worldwide effort to highlight gender inequality and the role of women in society. In the U.S., the Day Without a Women event is billed as a national strike in which women are encouraged to stay away from work.

The top of MTV’s website was devoted to the strike, including a prominent link to a LookDifferent.org site offering a list of strike-related events and a deep-dive into issues related to gender bias, wage inequality and feminism.

UTA was among the entertainment industry companies giving employees free rein to participate in the daylong strike, organized by the activists behind the Jan. 21 Women’s March events held around the world.

Prominent entertainment industry figures also voiced support for both events on social media.

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