Meghan Markle has appreciated her partner Prince Harry for embracing hisfeminist side, while gushing that the royal is setting a beautiful example for their son Archie by being so comfortable advocating for women’s rights.
Meghan revealed this While sitting down for a backyard chat with Gloria Steinem, You know that I’m a feminist too, right Gloria?! It’s really important to me that you know that.‘ Meghan shared the sweet story in a written Q&A for female empowerment platform Makers Women, during which she and Gloria, discussed a range of issues, including voter suppression, women’s rights, and the importance of representation.
She said it important it is for her that her one-year-old son is able to look up to Prince Harry. ‘And I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning that as part of his own self-identification,’ she said.
I look at our son and what a beautiful example that he gets to grow up with a father who is so comfortable owning [feminism] as part of his own self-identification ‘That there’s no shame in being someone who advocates for fundamental human rights for everyone, which of course includes women.’
In her introduction to the Q&A, Meghan highlighted a quote from Gloria that stuck out to her most during their chat: ‘If you don’t vote, you don’t exist.’ ‘These words from Gloria Steinem have stuck with me since she first spoke them during this conversation,’ she wrote. ‘Throughout our friendship, we’ve spoken of our shared beliefs surrounding women’s rights, the need for representation and the very timely conversation on voting.’
The mother-of-one added that she believes ‘we vote to honor those who came before us and to protect those who come after us’, adding that Gloria is one of the women she honors when she casts her vote.
Although Meghan has yet to verbalize her support for a specific candidate, she once again made it incredibly clear who she plans to vote for come November, expressing her excitement at seeing a woman of color on the Democratic ticket – Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris – and explaining that the nomination was particularly meaningful to her because she is biracial.
‘I’m so excited to see that kind of representation,’ she said. ‘You know, for me, being biracial, growing up, whether it was a doll or a person in office, you need to see someone who looks like you in some capacity.
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