Meryl Streep thinks she has cracked the case as far as preventing sexual harassment in Hollywood is concerned.
The multiple-Oscar-winning actress thinks that the Harvey Weinstein scandal – or any other form of sexual assault in Hollywood – would not have happened if women had more positions of power in the film industry.
“If the boards of the company were half female, there wouldn’t ever have been pay-offs to anybody”
And we think she might just be onto something…
“If the boards of the company were half female, there wouldn’t ever have been pay-offs to anybody,” Meryl Streep said at a BuzzFeed panel.
“None of this – the shenanigans wouldn’t have occurred.”
Meryl Streep, who said she still faces sexism in the industry despite her success, insists that there should be a 50/50 men and women divide in all high power positions.
“I think right now, there are a lot of opportunities in at the bottom, and then you get up to the middle level of management,” she said.
“But at the top level, the same rules generally adhere. Women are at 17–20 percent of the boards. That’s pretty much anything, from the Senate to the Supreme Court to probably here.
“I still deal with it at the level I’ve achieved, which is insane.”
“I still deal with it at the level I’ve achieved, which is insane. But we’ll all still deal with it because human history moves in increments: two steps forward, one step back.”
Back in October, Meryl Streep called Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual harassment “disgraceful”, “inexcusable,” and an “abuse of power.”