Meghan Markle stance on feminism

There are many reasons why we love Meghan Markle so much. Her huge fan base speaks more than alone and we love the fact that she not only has such strong beliefs, but also that she adheres to it no matter what. Even before Meghan met Prince Harry, she was an advocate of women’s equality, and as we know, she started at a very young age.

As Quartzy reports, the duchess was only 11 years old when she saw an advertisement for detergent that was primarily aimed at women. An insulted Meghan Markle wrote a letter to the company and asked them why they thought it was a “women’s” job to wash dishes, and as a result the wording of the advertisement was revised. Not many people would have taken the initiative to take such a strong step, but Meghan was committed to positive change.

Now that she is officially a ‘princess’ of the United Kingdom, her official royal title is ‘duchess’, but she is married to a prince! – it may be easier for Meghan to make her voice heard.

She is still passionate about feminist issues and often talks about it. Yet many royal fans may wonder if marrying a prince is the most anti-feminist decision to date of Meghan Markle?

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Meghan’s stance on feminism

Gender equality has always been very important to Meghan, and even after she became the Duchess of Sussex, she showed no signs of delay.

According to Insider, there have been several occasions when she spoke about the subject, including International Women’s Day, where Meghan participated in a panel for women’s rights and delivered a speech about women’s rights to better education.

It is safe to say that Meghan is a true feminist, something she has always campaigned for, and that will never change, no matter where royal life takes her.

Did Meghan sacrifice her career for marriage?

When Prince Harry and Meghan announced their engagement, the excitement was felt all over the world. The Irish Times reports that feminists such as Meghan make choices that enable women and fans wonder if she has sacrificed her career before marriage. During her marriage, Meghan had to withdraw from acting, close her lifestyle blog and abstain from social media according to the royal protocol.

The royal family is notoriously conservative, many feminists do not understand her decision at all. Although it is clear that Meghan and Harry love each other unconditionally and make the perfect couple, getting married in an aristocratic family is not about feminism.

Is marrying a prince Meghan’s most anti-feminist decision?

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It’s just that Meghan found her perfect match in a prince. According to Harper’s Bazaar, Meghan is the first, as well as the only, outspoken feminist member of the royal family.

As someone who constantly fights for gender equality, just about everything Meghan does makes a statement – from her daring fashion decisions such as wearing pants to royal events to walking halfway down the aisle alone at the royal wedding.

When Meghan joined the royal family, she became known for breaking the rules and often against the protocol. There is no doubt that becoming a princess has drastically changed her life, but it may not be an anti-feminist decision.

Meghan brings a new, modern point of view to the royal family, and while family members must follow a long list of rules, she does so in a way that empowers herself and others. The Duchess of Sussex doesn’t let anyone or anyone change her view of the world, and it makes us worship her more every day.

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