Na primeira vez que um "James Bond" é realizado por uma mulher, a acção decorre no centenário do dia internacional da mulher, e M coloca o seguinte desafio "are we equals?" ARE WE?
"We're equals, aren't we 007?" asks Dench as M, opening the film in voiceover, as Craig walks towards the camera. "Yet it is 2011 and a man is still likely to earn more money than a woman, even one doing the same job."
It is the only explicit reference to his role as Bond, though the film hints at some of the character's womanising ways in comparing his situation to that of a woman.
"As a man you are less likely to be judged for promiscuous behaviour, which is just as well, frankly ... There would be virtually no risk to your career if you chose to become a parent ... or became one accidentally.
"For someone with such a fondness for women, I wonder if you have ever considered what it might be like to be one?"
At this point Craig walks off-screen, to return in a blonde wig, dress and heels, while Dench rattles through a grim list of statistics detailing continuing inequality of the sexes worldwide. "Every year 70 million girls are deprived of even a basic education and a staggering 60 million are sexually assaulted on the way to school."
The film concludes: "So are we equals? Until the answer is yes we must never stop asking."
in The Guardian.com.uk