Unless you have been in hiding for the past six months you've heard about the charges of sexual assault leveled against mega-producer Harvey Weinstein. Earlier this week someone took to the streets of Hollywood, California, and put up posters that seem to accuse actress and advocate Meryl Streep of... something. The posters feature an old photo of Streep and Weinsten together, and across Streep's eyes is a thick red stripe with white lettering that reads "She knew."
Blaming women has become something of an obsession when it comes to men's sexual misconduct. Rather than blame the man who committed the sexual assault, we often wonder what the victim was wearing or how much she had to drink. But in this case, the poster's creator points the finger at a high-profile woman for something she had nothing to do with.
Help! I've fallen, and I can't decide whether to blame Hillary Clinton or Meryl Streep— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) December 21, 2017
Blaming a woman rather than the man who committed the crimes is ridiculous, of course. But if we're talking about complicity, what about all the high-profile male actors who had knowledge of Weinstein's behavior? Who might have known more than Streep did? Where are the posters accusing them?
Hilary Clinton knew that Meryl Streep knew about Harvey Weinstein.— Walton Burns (@EnglAdvantage) December 21, 2017
Clearly it is Mrs Claus. All those elves are planning on striking coz of no healthcare, no childcare and increased taxes they're charged on each toy they make.— Mei Mei (@MeiMeiMemeMe) December 21, 2017
the answer is obvious. blame both. plus obama and biden for good measure you know?— I am Dani (@ashuping) December 21, 2017
Lauren is the hero we all needed to recap 2017. We think Meryl would be proud.