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What Does International Women’s Day Mean in 2018?

International Women’s Day has become supercharged since the election of Donald Trump and the emergence of the Women’s March, the #MeToo movement and more. WWD asked the women of Paris Fashion Week for their take on what the day means in the current climate.
Keira Knightley: “I think what’s important is that conversations have been started, and they’ve been horrifically silent for years. As far as being an actress, I think it’s about trying to get more women’s stories out there, trying to find as many female directors to work with, and writers and female producers. We’ve been utterly underrepresented and if that continues, we’ll continue to be seen as objects rather than fully rounded individuals. Part of the job of the creative industries, and the film industry in particular, is to present people’s stories so that we can understand people who aren’t like us.”
Clare Waight Keller: “I think it’s so much about giving power and strength to women’s voices. It’s always been a date to celebrate, but this year particularly, with everything that’s happened, it’s so much more important to hear that voice. For me, it’s to allow women to say what they feel, and not feel persecuted or judged and feel confident

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