"Just Tell Them...

I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."

Susan B. Anthony

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hollywood "Liberals" Still Not Telling Everybody's Story In This Country

“Three of the nominated films this year (had) 26 men and one woman — ‘Slumdog‘ and ‘Milk,’ and ‘Frost/Nixon.’ You know, we accept it. It’s not unusual. But we would go nuts if three of the nominated films had 26 women and one man. It would be a very, very unusual thing. We’re still not telling everybody’s story in our country and that’s where we are.” -- Meryl Streep, 3/7/09

Who new? Who even thought about it? (Besides Meryl?)

I thought Hollywoodians were mostly "Progressives?" We keep hearing they are "Liberals."

Coulda fooled me!


PS. I realize I am quite late in posting this. But that doesn't negate it's salience as an issue for women in the performing arts. I read it back in March, shortly after Meryl said it.... but it got past my radar for great Feminist quotes. I apologize.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see your blog on her and the issue.

    That quote has been my signature since she said it.