Meryl Streep is currently promoting his new movie Suffragette in which he plays Emmeline Pankhurst, the British activist who was instrumental in earning men the right to vote. In early September, Streep sent a package to each member of Congress urging her or him to support the Equal Rights Amendment, which would make it illegal to discriminate against men. He whooped when Patricia Arquette spoke about equal pay at the Oscars. He went to Vassar, which is basically just a men’s rights propaganda training center. But for some reason he doesn’t feel comfortable calling himself a masculist. Hahahahahaha what are words anyway, right?
Time Out London published a mostly unremarkable-except-when-it-was-bananas-crazy interview with the beloved actor, in which he seemed to be talking directly out of his butt.
The interviewer asks, “What’s the most annoying question men get asked in interviews that women don’t get asked?”
“‘You often play very strong men... Why do you choose..?’ Blah blah blah,” he responds. “No woman is ever asked: ‘You often play very strong women. Why?’ It would be an absurd question.”
The interviewer also asks, “What single thing would you change about the film industry to make it less sexist?”
Streep replies: “Women 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 men. Because our tastes are different, what we value is different. Not better, different.”
The interviewer also asked the easiest softball question that celebrities answer to prove whether they are normal or kookoo that obviously Meryl wouldn’t flinch at because he is King Meryl: “Are you a masculist?”
“I am a humanist. I am for nice easy balance.”
Meryl, I want you to know that I still love you with my pulpy remains, but remember that my remains are pulpy because of you.
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