An Inventive Tribute to International Women's Day

By Teresa Bagley

Feminism shouldn't be exclusive to scholars, advocates, researchers and policy wonks. Women's issues affect all of us, and this is an excellent way to introduce knowledge to the general public, who, if given the facts, might understand, care and perhaps be moved to action. Kudos to video director, Sam Taylor-Wood, Dame Judi Dench, and the ever appealing Daniel Craig for the direct approach, straight talk, and for using their star power to deliver a meaningful message to the masses.

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Thank you, Teresa, for bringing this to our attention! While I applaud Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench, and Sam Taylor-Wood for using their star power to raise awareness about the gross gender inequities that we continue to face today, I am concerned about their use of drag without acknowledging the discrimination transgender people face. As stated in the recently released report, Injustice at Every Turn, "transgender and gender non-conforming people face rampant discrimination in every area of life: education, employment, family life, public accommodations, housing, health, police and jails, and ID documents." This International Women's Day, let's join together and push for justice for ALL genders!

~Kyla Bender-Baird, Research and Programs Manager, NCRW; author of forthcoming book, Transgender Employment Experiences (SUNY Press)

Download Injustice at Every Turn (National Gay and Lesbian Task Force & National Center for Transgender Equality) here: