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Meghan Markle Uses Her Pussy Power For Good By Penning A Powerful Essay About The Stigma Surrounding Menstruation!

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Meghan Markle is such an inspiration.

On International Women's Day (March 8), Prince Harry's girlfriend penned a powerful essay for Time about the global shame surrounding menstruation. And the Suits actress can speak about the cause first hand as she traveled to India with World Vision back in January, where she witnessed how the stigma affected young girls from pursuing an education.

Related: Prince Harry & Meghan 'Seem Very Much In Love'!

Miz Markle wrote:

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Women's March National Organizers Arrested While Protesting Outside Trump Tower!

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They will not stay silent.

Several Women's March demonstrators in New York City who were protesting near Trump Tower have been arrested.

The NYPD confirmed that 13 people were arrested on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after protesters made their way to the hotel.

According to reports, about 1,000 people — many who were women dressed in red — congregated on Fifth Avenue outside Donald Trump's Manhattan residence to demonstrate International Women's Day.

Photos: Statue Of Liberty Goes Dark On International Women's Day Eve!

At around 1:30 p.m. EST, the official account for the Women's March, the organization behind Wednesday's Day Without A Woman strike, posted that demonstrators were "blocking traffic as a form of civil disobedience."

The protesters had planned on forming a wall around the hotel, but were arrested shortly after gathering in Columbus Circle. Many of the effort's national organizers were among those arrested.

The account then shared photos of at least 10 women who were in custody, tweeting:

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Here’s Why Women In Congress AREN'T Striking On International Women’s Day

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These women are hard at work!

As countries all over the world celebrate International Women's Day, your Congresswomen are hard at work!!

Though women are underrepresented and account for only 19% in the House and Senate, these lawmakers have decided not to take the day off on Wednesday to ensure their voices are heard!

Related: Celebs Are Speaking Out On International Women's Day!

One Florida Rep., Lois Frankel, told The Hill:

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Statue Of Defiant 'Fearless Girl' Installed Facing The Iconic Wall Street Bull For International Women's Day — See How She'll Make A Difference!

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She won't stand for bullshit.

New York City has been going through some monumental changes in the past 24 hours — and unlike the Statue of Liberty going dark last night, this change to Wall Street was no accident.

State Street Global Advisors, the world's third-largest asset manager and nearly $2.5 trillion investor, installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of the iconic Wall Street bull on Tuesday morning.

The statue was installed to celebrate International Women's Day on Wednesday, and is part of the money manager's campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards.

Related: Donald Trump Pretends To Care About International Women's Day

State Street said it would vote against boards of companies that fail to take steps to increase its female board members, and plans on sending letters to 3,500 asking companies to act.

And nothing symbolizes the ideology of women in leadership better than the new landmark of Fearless Girl.

A spokesperson for the company said in a statement:

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Statue Of Liberty Goes Dark On International Women's Day Eve — And People Can't Ignore The Suspicious Timing!

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YAS Lady!!!!

This year's International Women's Day is an important one given the heated political climate, with hundreds of thousands of women nationwide going on strike for "A Day Without A Woman."

And for those who didn't get the memo, Lady Liberty herself is here to remind us!

On Tuesday night, the Statue of Liberty's lights went off for more than an hour in New York Harbor — and people aren't quite sure what made the monument go dark.

Related: U.S. Soccer Tells Players To 'Stand Respectfully' During National Anthems!

National Park Service officials are looking into the "unplanned" outage, and suspect it is likely related to "an ongoing project to activate a new emergency backup generator" in part of the last remaining Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Of course, many pointed out the perfect timing of the darkness on Liberty Island, which notably occurred on the eve of A Day Without A Woman, a strike that a number of groups planned for Wednesday.

The Twitter account for Women's March, one of the bigger groups in on the strike, sent Lady Liberty their love for standing with their cause, tweeting:

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