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Watch: Student film demands Barnard admit trans women

Early this month, the Board of Trustees of Barnard will decide whether the women’s college will admit trans women. If the Board votes in favor, Barnard will join a handful of other women’s colleges, like Smith and Mt. Holyoke, who only now, after long histories of cissexist exclusion, have begun to respect applicants’ gender identities. Luna Adler and a group of fellow Barnard students created this video to explain why their school — built to empower women and promote justice — must vote to include all women.

she/her/hers from Luna Adler on Vimeo.

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

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