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  • ‘Suffragette’ Director Sarah Gavron Welcomes the Controversy

    Photo: Focus Features Earlier this month, several cast members from Suffragette, including Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan, donned T-shirts with the slogan “I’d rather be a rebel than a slave.” It’s a reference to a quote from real-life suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, who is portrayed by Streep in the film. We thought, ‘Do we dare ask Meryl?’ But we did and she came onboard, which was great because not only is she such a great actor, but she’s such a great advocate for women’s rights in the industry and outside of it.” Women are clearly onboard for the film, as revealed in the casting process, but what about male viewers?