The royal baby is already fighting for equal rights for women! While at a panel discussion on Friday, March 8 at King’s College London in honor of International Women’s Day, Meghan Markle joked that her first child may already be a feminist.
The pregnant royal, 37, rocked a trendy black-and-white dress while on stage, and was soon asked by chairwoman Anne McElvoy, “How’s the bump treating you?” To which the Duchess of Sussex replied, ”very well” and revealed she had been watching a “documentary about feminism on Netflix and one of the things they said during pregnancy was, ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.'” She added, “I loved that — boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that’s the case.”
The former actress also discussed her thoughts on boys and men being feminists. “I’ve said for a long time you can be feminine and a feminist, you can be masculine. And I think in terms of masculinity you understand that your strength includes knowing your vulnerabilities and your sense of self and security, and your confidence comes from knowing a woman by your side, not behind you, is actually something you should not be threatened about — as opposed you should feel really empowered in having that,” Meghan said.
On the panel, the Suits alum was also joined by singer Annie Lennox and former prime minister of Australia Julia Gillard. Numerous topics were discussed, including the response that Meghan has received from the public, a lot of which has been negative at times. “I don’t read anything, it’s much safer that way, but equally that’s just my own personal preference because I think positive or negative it can all sort of just feel like noise to a certain extent these days, as opposed to getting muddled with that to focus on the real cause,” she explained.
She brought up feminism again and added, “So for me I think the idea of making the word feminism trendy, that doesn’t make any sense to me personally, right? This is something that is going to be part of the conversation forever.”
It’s very clear that Meghan is one strong and confident woman!