Wednesday night saw legendary actress Meryl Streep joining forces with Ava DuVernay and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and appeared in a chat conversation with Jon Stewart on a panel in New York City at the Tina Brown’s annual Women in the World summit. Meryl Streep is famous for her movies like the Devil Wears Prada, and Mama Mia claimed that the American learned to empathize with the blacks by watching Roots. Streep recalled watching the miniseries in the 70s and believes more of such movies are essential as these are powerful and meaningful things. Streep also added that she identified more with male protagonists in literature and films and wanted to be Tom Sawyer than Becky. She said there is a need for more female protagonists who are brave and strong. Their voices need to be amplified. Streep also pointed out that it is quite a challenge to have men care about what women has to say.