- Meghan Markle spoke at an event for International Women's Day and was clearly super proud of her husband's feminism.
- FYI, she also wants her baby to a feminist.
- Double FYI, Meg looked fab at the event.
Meghan Markle was out in full force on International Women's Day on Friday, wearing a very confusing print dress and confessing that she doesn't look at social media anymore (but she does read The Economist, thankyouverymuch).
While Meghan was speaking on an IWD panel, she spent some time discussing feminism. When asked what we can do about men and boys behaving like feminism is only a subject for women, Meg responded:
I've said for a long time, you can be feminine and a feminist. You can be masculine [and a feminist], and I think in terms of masculinity you understand that your strength includes knowing your vulnerability. And your sense of self and security, your confidence, comes in knowing that a woman by your side, not behind you, is actually something you shouldn't be threatened about, but as opposed to that, you should feel really empowered in having that additional support. That this is really about us working together, that's what gender equality means to me. And having men part of that conversation to say there’s nothing threatening about a woman coming up to the same level, it's our safety in numbers. This is our power and strength as a team.
Meg then gave a cute nod to Prince Harry and added, "So I hope that men are part of that conversation. My husband certainly is!" And then she started giggling!
Video: is feminism only for feminists? “No” says #Meghan. “There’s nothing threatening about a woman coming up to the same level, it’s our safety in numbers. Men are part of the conversation... my husband certainly is!” #InternationalWomansDay2019 #IWD2019 pic.twitter.com/ZcYo2ZDakB— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) March 8, 2019
Meghan also revealed that she wants her baby to be a feminist, joking that she'd seen a documentary in which a pregnant woman said she felt “the embryonic kicking of feminism," and adding, “I loved that, so boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that’s the case.”
Ahh so cute! Can't wait to hear Baby Sussex's thoughts on gender performativity!