Meryl Streep was the loudest whooper during Patricia Arquette’s “EQUAL PAY FOR EVERYONE!” speech at the Oscars and in the new movie Suffragette she plays Emmeline Pankhurst, a British activist who helped women win the right to vote, but don’t label her as a feminist at all. Meryl is currently sitting in a seat right next to Marion Cotillard in the section marked “Humanists.”
Meryl did an interview with Time Out London and they asked her a lot about equality since that’s what the movie is about. The interviewer asked Meryl what’s an annoying question that only women get asked. Meryl said she farts out a huge load of UGHs whenever she’s asked why she chooses to play “strong women.” Meryl also said that right now the film industry is dominated by dudes and the dudes should open their eyes and know that something’s wrong when other voices aren’t represented.
Men should look at the world as if something is wrong when their voices predominate. They should feel it. People at agencies and studios, including the parent boards, might look around the table at the decision-making level and feel something is wrong if half their participants are not women. Because our tastes are different, what we value is different. Not better, different.
But even though it sounds like she one hundred percent supports feminist causes, she doesn’t consider herself one. The interviewer asked Meryl if she’s a “feminist” and she dodged the question while spitting this out:
I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance.
I didn’t know that “humanism” had to do with politics and equality and all of that. I thought “humanist” was a religious thing. But well, if we’re going by Meryl Streep’s definition of “humanist,” then I think it’s a good time to let all of you know that I’m not a humanist. Humans are assholes. That’s why I’m a puppyist.