Isn’t your commitment political?
Duchess Meghan’s demand for paid parental leave is perceived as political activism. But she sees it differently.
Duchess Meghan (40, “Suits”) has recently been campaigning for the introduction of paid parental leave in the USA. Critics accuse Prince Harry’s wife (37) of being a member of the royal family for a lack of neutrality and unreasonable political activism. However, she sees it differently than she does at an online summit of the “New York Times” made clear.
People need support, “certainly if they have just had a child”
The 40-year-old took part as a speaker at the event “Minding the Gap” and admitted according to the US magazine “People” that the royals are traditionally politically neutral. For them, however, the issue of paid parental leave is not a political one. “Paid parental leave is just a humanitarian issue from my point of view,” she said.
“I think this is one of those issues that aren’t red or blue,” Meghan added, referring to the traditional colors of the two major political parties in the US – red is attributed to Republicans, blue to Democrats. According to the mother of two, the United States is “only one of six countries in the world that does not offer any form of national paid parental leave.” “We can all agree that people need support, certainly if they have just had a child.”
When she was eleven she decided to go to Procter & Gamble
The former actress developed her desire to open her mouth and actively bring about change early on. That proves a Interview discovered by “Inside Edition” with eleven-year-old Meghan on the children’s program “Nick News”. At that time she wrote a letter to the Procter & Gamble company, because their advertisement for a washing-up liquid was only addressed to women. And Meghan’s activism had an impact: the slogan “women everywhere in America” became “people everywhere in America”.
Duchess Meghan also made her demand for paid parental leave clear in October in an open letter that she addressed to two high-ranking politicians. Most recently, she confirmed her demand in private telephone conversations with several senators, as the daily newspaper “Politico” reported.