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Meryl Streep Faces Backlash Over 'Slave' T-Shirt

Even if you're doing it to tout a socially acceptable topic like women's rights, you may not want to go around wearing a T-shirt declaring, "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave" unless you're prepared for a bit of a controversy. But that's what Meryl Streep and three other...

Meryl Streep’s ‘I’d Rather Be A Rebel Than Slave’ Stance Slammed For Its ‘Racial Insensitivity’

Hollywood loves a slogan, but Meryl Streep’s enthusiastic adoption of Emmeline Pankhurst’s famous, “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave,” quote, to promote her new film “Suffragette,” has been slammed for its racial insensitivity. How so? Well critics have argued that the Suffragette slogan, which has bee used on t-shirts worn by Streep and... Show More Summary

Meryl Streep & Her Suffragette Co-Stars Are Getting A Ton Of Backlash For Their Controversial T-Shirt Slogan! Find Out Why & See If You Agree!

If you thought Meryl Streep could do no wrong — think again! The Hollywood legend posed in a recent photoshoot for Time Out London magazine alongside Carey Mulligan, Romola Garai, and Anne-Marie Duff to promote their upcoming film Suffragette! Related: Meryl Streep On Gender 'Balance' In Hollywood — 'I Am A Humanist' But the Oscar winner and her [...]

This promo for "Suffragette" is upsetting some people for its catchy references to slavery.

18 hours agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

The movie Suffragette will be in theaters on October 23, so the promotions and interviews where Meryl Streep says unsettling things are ramping up. Suffragette tells the story of London women's campaign for voting rights and the eventual explosive violence that won them. Show More Summary

Billy Eichner's Plan to Catch Meryl Streep on the Street

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

In a new interview with David Kamp for Vanity Fair, native New Yorker Billy Eichner talks about growing up in an outer borough of the city, the reason for his on-camera shouting, and his dream of getting Meryl Streep on his TV series...Show More Summary

Meryl Streep, 'Suffragette' stars wear shirts with poorly-chosen quote

Some quotes are timeless. Others are ill-timed The hive mind behind the film Suffragette, a biopic about the women's suffrage movement in England, is learning that lesson the hard way after a recent gaffe that shows the film's stars wearing shirts with an ill-advised quote spoken by suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst in 1913. Show More Summary

“Damn, Meryl”: Streep facing harsh criticism over T-shirt declaring “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave”

The "Suffragette" star is catching heat for donning the insensitive slogan on the cover of Time Out London

Suffragette‘s “I’d Rather Be A Rebel Than A Slave” Shirts Are Tone-Deaf

20 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

I was really excited for Suffragette. I teared up at the trailer, and I squealed about it to friends -- but with Meryl Streep rejecting the word feminist in favor of "humanist," and this campaign with a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst, "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave," my excitement has significantly diminished.

Meryl Streep’s T-Shirt Promoting Suffragette Is Unfortunate

A week after notable humanist Meryl Streep distanced herself from the word feminist in her Suffragette interview with Time Out London, photos have begun to circulate of the cast wearing T-shirts with a quote from Emmeline Pankhurst, the woman Meryl portrays in the film. The T-shirt, which says, "I'd rather be... More »

"Why Did the Greatest Feminist Actress Deny Being a Feminist?"

"While promoting the movie Suffragette, [Meryl] Streep was asked if she is a feminist. ‘I am a humanist,’ she replied, further fueling the misguided belief that ‘feminist’ is a dirty word."I am a humanist! That's like saying "All lives...Show More Summary

Meryl Streep reveals her biggest regret

Plus, the Oscar winner also talks feminism and the importance of being ladylike.        

The Soapbox: If Meryl Streep Isn’t A Feminist, Fine — I’m Not Either

When asked if she was a feminist, Meryl Streep responded, “I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance.” Oh, lord, here come the internet masses, sniffing for humanist-not-feminist blood. The Mary Sue says: “I get younger actresses with less context about the feminist movement needing to be educated about what …

Meryl Streep's answer to whether she's a feminist is super disappointing.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

In her new film Suffragette, iconic goddess of intelligent beauty Meryl Streep plays Emmeline Pankhurst, who led British women to get the right to vote. As British Susan B. Anthony, Streep embodies the struggle for women's rights, and...Show More Summary

Mike Nichols’s Life And Career: The Definitive Oral History

“A glittering cast of Nichols’s friends share with Sam Kashner and Charles Maslow-Freen their stories of a refugee from Hitler’s Germany who lived his own inimitable version of the American Dream. Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, and more remember the comic genius, a groundbreaking director and true bon vivant.”

Meryl Streep and the F-Word

5 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

While promoting the movie ‘Suffragette,’ Streep was asked if she is a feminist. ‘I am a humanist,’ she replied, further fueling the misguided belief that ‘feminist’ is a dirty word.

‘Feminist’ is the one role Meryl Streep can’t play

5 days agoNews : ComPost

“Celebrity Says She’s Not A Feminist. Celebrity is Wrong” is such an old song that we can all sing along in harmony, to misquote “Hamilton” for the second time this week. This week, the celebrity in question is Meryl Streep. Asked “are you a feminist”? She said “I’m a humanist. I am for nice, easy […]

Say It Ain’t So: Meryl Streep is “a Humanist” and Not a Feminist; World Mourns

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Meryl Streep not wanting to use the word 'feminist' in reference to herself, when everything she's been doing lately screams 'feminist' has me scratching my head so hard I'm starting to see scalp.

Meryl Streep Is a 'Humanist' Not a Feminist So I Guess Words Don't Have Meaning Anymore 

Meryl Streep is currently promoting her new movie Suffragette in which she plays Emmeline Pankhurst, the British activist who was instrumental in earning women the right to vote. In early September, Streep sent a package to each member...Show More Summary

Meryl Streep says she’s a humanist, not a feminist

Meryl Streep, who has a reputation for being a vocal advocate for equality within Hollywood, does not consider herself to be a feminist. “I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance,” Streep told Time Out London‘s Cath Clarke. This puts Streep at odds with friend Hillary Clinton. The two caused something of a girl-power […]

Meryl Streep Continues To Fight For Gender 'Balance' In Hollywood — 'I Am A Humanist'

Meryl for President! In her upcoming film Suffragette, Meryl Streep plays activist Emmeline Pankhurst, and tells the story of how women won the right to vote in early 20th century Britain. In an interview released Monday, the Hollywood icon opened up about the challenges women continue to face in showbiz. As one of the most respected advocates [...]

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