‘Girl Meets World’ star Rowan Blanchard supports #DayWithoutAWoman

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Actress Rowan Blanchard poses at We Day California in Inglewood Reuters/Danny Moloshok

“Girl Meets World” might have ended on Disney, but lead star Rowan Blanchard (Riley) continues to reach out to fans through the Internet. Most recently, she used her social media account to share her thoughts about International Women's Day 2017. The young actress provided some pieces of advice for women regarding the “A Day Without a Woman” protest.

In her Instagram post, Blanchard said she was thinking about #DayWithoutAWoman. “If you are able to, do not show up from any paid or unpaid work,” she wrote. She also urges her Instagram followers to wear red in solidarity and to only buy from businesses that are run by women or owned by women. 

She said the celebration of International Women's Day 2017 was the time to show the world what would happen if the nation’s workforce didn't have women for a day. “What would happen if our money was redirected from big business to independent, local business? If we showed, that a #DayWithoutAWoman is a day without America?” Blanchard wrote.

Organisers in the United States have come up with a protest on Wednesday, which they called “A Day Without a Woman.” They said it is their way to bring attention to “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system -- while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequalities.”

Blanchard is one who would fight for what she believes in. Last month, the actress took part of the Women's March in Los Angeles where she even delivered a speech. The said event was attended by thousands of people marching across the US and around the world to show their support of women's rights for equality.  

“If women, if queer people, if people of colour have survived this long in a world that refuses to represent them, that must amount to a force much greater than one man with nothing more to invest in but his ego,” Blanchard shared in her speech.  The actress later told Teen Vogue that she thinks it’s important to listen to what everybody has to say.

Apart from her portrayal of Riley in “Girl Meets World,” she has also appeared as Rebecca Wilson in “Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World,” in which she won a Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Ten and Under.” “Girl Meets World” aired in Australia through Disney Channel.