Every day is a compromise for working women: Streep
Oscar-winning actor Meryl Streep (left) believes that every day is a compromise for working women and there is a constant sense of guilt. The 66-year-old, who has children Mamie, Grace, Louisa and Henry with husband, sculptor Don Gummer, admits that she sometimes feels a sense of guilt. “Every day is some kind of compromise if you’re a working woman. There’s a different set of expectations, and there’s a guilt that’s selfgenerated and condoned in the larger society,” Streep said. “In every profession, men are held to a completely different standard of parenthood,” she added.
The August Osage County actor also confessed that she feels a sense of responsibility when it comes to choosing what roles to accept as it has an impact on the society.
“We all have a responsibility for what we put out in the world. I do think that. I mean, unless you’re really, really struggling and have to do something you don’t believe in ... that’s economic necessity. But somebody like me, who can make some choices ... I don’t know what to do with the responsibility. But I feel it. And I don’t mind representing, for New Jersey and women my age! (sic),” she said.