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Watch: An 11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Shut Down a Sexist Dish Detergent Ad

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Watch: An 11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Shut Down a Sexist Dish Detergent Ad

With her curly hair pulled back into a ponytail, and freckles on full display, at 11-years-old, Meghan Markle knew sexism when she saw it. In 1993, Markle took on a sexist soap commercial, and got a chance to appear on Nick News.

The commercial opens with, “Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans,” as if women are the only ones washing dishes. The commercial prompted Markle to write the president of Procter & Gamble and suggested that the ad should be changed to “people all over America.”

“I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things that just mom does everything,” Markle said. “It’s always ‘mom does this,’ and ‘mom does that.’”

And guess what? Eventually the commercial was changed. Watch the clip …

 

 

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