Ronda Rousey may not be in the cage, but her voice can still be heard as an advocate for women’s rights on social media.
Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey gained a huge following during her time in the UFC, and she’s putting her influence to work in other ways now that she has apparently stepped away from the sport for good. Rousey, an advocate of many causes, took to her Instagram to voice support for the ‘A Day Without A Woman’ movement, which is taking place on International Women’s Day:
The movement, which was a collective event across the United States that involved women wearing red in solidarity while taking the day off from work and not shopping at large businesses, has been symbolized by the above image in Rousey’s post, which is described in this UPI article:
“One of the most popular spots in New York City on Wednesday was a bronze statue in the Financial District depicting a fearless young girl — hands on her hips and a valiant expression on her face — standing in the way of the iconic Charging Bull sculpture near the New York Stock Exchange.
A plaque in front of the brave girl says, ‘SHE makes a difference.’”
Rousey was one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world 2016, earning nearly 10 million dollars according to Business Insider.