In 1995 Meghan saw a commercial for Ivory Clear dishwashing liquid with the tag line “women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans”.
That day a feminist was born. Two boys from my class said “yeah, that’s where women belong in the kitchen,” Markle recalled at the United Nations conference. “I remember feeling shocked and angry and also just feeling so hurt. It just wasn’t right, and something needed to be done”.
Her father encouraged her to write letters, and she did, mailing notes to First Lady Hillary Clinton and to powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred. Her efforts appeared to pay off. Clinton and Allred wrote encouraging notes back to her and soap manufacturer proctor and Gamble changed its commercial to “people all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.” Markle said “it was at that moment that I realised the magnitude of my actions. At the age of 11, I created my small level of impact by standing up for equality.
Source Nicki Swift
Meghan Markle was in Suits and I enjoyed it for its equality and feminism. My favourite character was Jessica for her strong position within a high achieving Law firm that only wanted the best.
Markle has now found herself in the Royal family of England that too have high standards which they don’t always get right. I will be interested to see how they use Markle to enhance their profile as a Royal family that want to stay relevant.