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Major Flashback! Meghan Markle was a Feminist even at the Age of 11



Meghan Markle, a Feminist even at the Age of 11 - BellaNaija

Future Duchess Meghan Markle has been fighting patriarchy since her preteen years.

In a video of herself at the age of 11, little Meghan, for a social studies assignment, had to watch a few commercials and assess their messages along with her classmates.

Most of them, she found, talked about mothers. “It’s always mom does this and mom does that,” she complained.

She found a dishwashing liquid commercial especially offensive, and wrote to the company to have the offensive wording changed – and they did!

Watch the video below:


  1. Ready

    December 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    I love her! So ecstatic that it’s increasingly obvious that she’s genuine and the British people are so welcoming of her.

  2. John

    December 1, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Meghan Markle was a Feminist even atthe Age of 11m….hahahahahahaha…Sorry , I find this kinda so

    • Biker Chic

      December 1, 2017 at 10:14 pm

      Pls. shut the f**k up and read what sensible people have to say.

  3. john

    December 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    @bikerchic…for your mind your sensible? …the fact that your telling someone to shut up online shows how daft you are.

    • BOSS

      December 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Loooooooooooooooool. You cannot take [email protected]? Wear your big girls pant and take it quietly.

  4. Weezy

    December 2, 2017 at 12:26 am

    That is amazing!!

  5. Diamond

    December 2, 2017 at 2:27 am

    BN, just stop. Meghan is not a feminist. She has completely sacrificed it all to be with Harry: career, hobbies, name it.. closed down her blog, her instagram will follow soon. I hope she doesn’t totally give up who she really is for the royal family (I don’t get why she had to in this present day). After some people will say she is way above him. No, she is not! Everything about the relationship/engagement seems rushed but good for her… This is Prince Harry! I hope they make it work for them. And her natural hair is so beautiful. I doub the royal family will allow her wear her kinky hair as fans are clamoring she does.

    • Girl

      December 2, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Isn’t that part of being a feminist though? Being able to make whatever decision you want, and in this case she has decided to give up “everything”. Let’s not act like she was this big time actress, this marriage will probably even aid her in making a bigger impact.

    • iHeart

      December 2, 2017 at 7:10 am

      How does doing all that make her a non-feminist. She’s walking into it with her eyes open. She’s AWARE what her magnitude of the new responsibilities in her new life are and she has CHOSEN to proceed nonetheless. Does doing that erase all the good work she has done and prevent her from doing good work in the future? If anything it empowers her because she has the clout of the British Monarchy.

      Being a feminist doesn’t mean you can’t have a husband or children or that you shouldn’t want those things. It means as a woman you have a voice that matters and you are seen and treated as one that matters and not shoved aside. It means that you want equal treatment for men and women.

      Please educate yourself on what feminism stands for and don’t go by the beer parlour or public transport spiel.

    • Nky

      December 2, 2017 at 7:42 am

      She is giving up everything to be married to a prince. While I love their story, I am worried why she has to erase her beautiful past in order to be accepted in to the royal family.

      Why can’t she be a princess and still write on her blog or continue her work with the UN if acting is too risky?

    • Diamond

      December 2, 2017 at 9:46 am

      Nky: You really got my point. Why can’t she be she, and still be the wife of Prince Harry in this modern age? BN won’t tag her sister in-law, a feminist because Kate lived her own truth of wanting for Prince William (She actually did nothing with her life but waited for the prince to marry her). The real feminists here are Harry’s ex that couldn’t give up their lives to marry a prince ie. Chelsy Davy (lawyer turned jewellery entrepreneur), Cressida Bonas (budding actress).

      I’m finding it difficult to process that she will also give up her work with the UN, but in the end it’s really about who is willing to take on the job. I wish her well in her choice and new course, but for me she is no feminist.

    • Bose

      December 2, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      I don’t think it’s accurate to say Meghan isn’t a feminist for giving up so much to marry Prince Harry. The two people who have given up the most for the British monarchy in recent times are Prince Philip and Edward VIII, the Duke of Windsor. Being a feminist isn’t about having your way all the time, it’s about having control over your choices and the compromises you choose to make, whatever they may be. Now, the question of whether the monarchy is an archaic and obsolete institution is a valid one but shouldn’t be conflated with feminism.

    • Rainbow

      December 2, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      She cannot keep all the blogs because of security reasons.

    • Favour

      December 2, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Megan herself said she is feminist but no she isn’t … the girl is wise .. see correct packaging from straightening her hair … she is highly favoured by God

    • CrazyWorld

      December 3, 2017 at 4:57 am

      Diamond pls who are the people saying Meghan is above the prince? Why would anyone even say that? It’s like saying Toyin Aimakhu is above Cristiano Ronaldo should they ever get romantically involved.

      I don’t know what a feminist exactly but if it is what BN commenters promote then Meghan is clearly not one because she doesn’t have a choice with so many things. She HAS to change her last name, She MUST stop being an actress, the list is endless and it has nothing to do with choice.

    • AceOfSpades

      December 3, 2017 at 8:37 am

      When feminists get frustrated(which isn’t a bad thing), they are quick to say things like
      ‘pick up a book’
      ‘Educate yourself’
      ‘Go and read up on what feminism is’

      I’ve been searching but I see only Chimamanda’s articles which I think are very contradictory. If you don’t educate us, how do we know? I see one big feminist BNer’s comment on feminism and another big one disagrees. It’s confusing.

  6. Remi

    December 2, 2017 at 11:04 am

    look at all you people analysing who and what makes a real feminist. No wonder guys like John calls you people confused fish brains, with no apology.

  7. Ego

    December 2, 2017 at 11:15 am

    I bet all you fake feminists did not have a problem with Prince Philip giving up his job / life to be with the Queen. You’ll call it love and high 5 yourselves and use meaningless words like boss lady!
    What is your definition of feminist? So feminists cannot sacrifice their job and life for love and duty?
    So housewives cannot be feminists, if it’s their choice to be that?
    Being a feminist should not be a struggle to prove a point. She’s going to have more influence in wonen’s Life as a royal bride than you e-feminist can even dream of. You e-feminist do not promote women, You denigrate women all the time as long as they don’t fit into your narrow minded view of what a feminist is. How many women have you empowered today? No, all you do is put them down and dictate and pontificate… miserable wretches! This is the reason why I can NEVER be s feminist. You guys have no clue what it means to be one. Next, you’ll be insulting women who give up the jobs to look after their kids, and blame them for giving up everything for motherhood. Idiots!

  8. Tami

    December 2, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Career….afi budding actress na lol

  9. Becca

    December 2, 2017 at 11:44 am

    It’s obvious from the life she’s lived so far is that she as activism in her nature. It is who she is, and had used her platform to make her voice heard and make a difference. But as royal she is expected to be politically neutral, can’t even voice any political stance. It will stifile her true being unless Harry breaks from protocol which I think he’s already doing ie with the media address to back of his girlfriend and then the public displays of affection during their first outing.
    Following the queen’s & duke’s lead, they aren’t meant to show public affection but I sense Harry isn’t going to go down that route, he saw what protocols did to his mother and would t want the same for Meghan. I think they’re going to be the real people’s couple and be more politically open together. That is afterwall what their first few dates were about according to the interview they gave. How to change the world, they can’t have one of the most powerful platforms in the world only to become a puppet, stifled by tradition.

  10. Mamamia

    December 2, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    So I will no longer be considered feminist if I decide to be a house wife? Despite the fact that I believe in gender equality and refuse to be intimidated by a man. I think we are taking this feminism thing a tad too far really, a choice is just that. It does not in anyway stop her from being a feminist at all if the term feminism is still what I think it means. Will you all rather women not follow their hearts because they are feminists? You can also tell she owns her role and isn’t one that will be shut down. So what are you all talking about? If the new “feminists” are ones that don’t believe in sacrifices when it comes to love then I really don’t wanna be part of your feminism. I mean, the man def had to jump through hoops for Meghan to be accepted, whether we like it or not the queen is still old school. The guy sacrificed a lot, if he had to do all of that, what is in a blog? Besides, the role is similar to that of the presidency of anywhere in the world they are basically told how to act whether the like it or not, you all think the persona put up by all these First Ladies is really who they are? It is an act.

  11. King bey

    December 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    You people supporting her that it’s not bad she gave up her career will still be the ones to judge people that says their biggest achievement is marriage same thing apply to Meghan too..she gave up all she loved because of marriage and royalty…

    • Favour

      December 2, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      Gbam! Smart girl who rubbish pride help?

  12. hotspice_yimu

    December 2, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Humans! you can never please them all.
    Just do what makes you happy as long as it is not evil in the eyes of God.
    As long as she is happy let her be.

    • OJ

      December 2, 2017 at 11:30 pm

      Hahaha….this one is not a true feminist oooo

  13. Zeeva

    December 3, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    There are waves of Feminism. The most prevalent now are the third and fourth waves.
    That aside;
    Her choosing to marry the Prince and abide by those guidelines does not make her less of a Feminist. She has a choice. To proceed or not to proceed. She is not being forced; she has the power to choose

    She has chosen to proceed. That should be respected. You saying that a still loosely defined title does not befit her because of her choice does not even affect her nor increase your own networth.

  14. Pure genius

    December 5, 2017 at 5:07 am

    I can sense an element of double standard here, you think she does not love acting, or her UN work, she is giving up everything about her old life, for a new one, now spare me the BS, that it is for a greater platform, you can tell me is for love though.

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