In a low-key backyard interview, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex gushed over her husband Prince Harry for getting in touch with his feminist side and being such a positive role model for their one-year-old son Archie. The 39-year-old continued to praise her husband by saying he was a self-proclaimed feminist who is setting a “beautiful example” for their son by being so comfortable in his advocacy for women’s rights.
The sweet comments came from Meghan’s in depth interview with famous American journalist and feminist Gloria Steinem for the female empowerment platform known as Makers Women. The backyard chat saw Meghan and Gloria discuss all things feminism including voter suppression, women’s rights and the importance of equal representation.
The discussion also turned to the difference between being a feminist and being feminine to which Steinem stated its very possible to be a feminist and also be masculine and a man. Meghan agreed saying that her own husband was the perfect example of this.
“I love that when he [Prince Harry] just came in [to the interview] he said, ‘You know that I’m a feminist too, right Gloria?! It’s really important to me that you know that.’,” Meghan 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 that 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.”
Steinem agreed and called Harry a “nurturing father” adding that their son Archie will grow up knowing it’s okay to be loving and nurturing thanks to the actions of his parents. Clearly touched by the comments, Meghan responded: “Well said. I know it’ll mean a lot to him when I share that.”
The Q&A-style piece was posted to Makers Women and had a foreword written by Meghan which urged women to use their voice. She started the piece off with a powerful quote that Steinem said during the interview which said: “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,” Meghan wrote. “I firmly believe that we vote to honor those who came before us and to protect those who come after us. Ms. Steinem, my friend Gloria, is one of the women I honor when I vote. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did and that it allows you to reflect on who inspires you to vote as we approach this upcoming election. Your voice matters. Please use it.
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