“Right now, I’m getting together with a bunch of actresses that you know very well, and we’re all sort of going to make a set of non-negotiable demands,” Streep told Gloria Steinem during a conversation at the Massachusetts Conference for Women on Thursday. “We’re after 50/50 by 2020.”
“The thing abound Harvey Weinstein is that he is sort of the most gargantuan example of a kind of disrespect that permeates every industry, every enterprise,” Streep said. “I’m not sure why. I have a lot of theories — maybe it’s in response to the women’s movement. Maybe it’s in fear of the women’s movement. But these abuses are about dominance.”
Meanwhile, Steinem remains optimistic.
“There are a lot of people who got born into an idea that they had, you know, a particular place in society,” Steinem said according to Mass Live. “And that’s part of the reason we’re getting this backlash … it’s a very racist group.”
She continued: “I do feel there is a majority change of consciousness … and we are just not going to put up any more with systems that tell us that we are ranked.”