Meghan started to take a stand against social problems very early on, especially with regard to gender equality. This mission reached a kind of closing cycle recently, through the new partnership of Sussex with a company that the Duchess accused of sexism 28 years ago.
In 1993, when she was just 11 years old, the former American actress was frustrated by a television ad in which Procter & Gamble said that “Women across America are fighting greasy pots and pans.” Therefore, he wrote a letter and sent it to the headquarters of the multicional, to the then first lady of the United States, Hillary Clinton, and for the Nick News channel pivot Linda Ellerbee, who did not resist interviewing the child.
“I don’t think it is right for children to grow up with these kinds of things; to think that only the mother does everything ”, said Meghan during the interview. “I thought how could someone say that. One in three ads says something that will hurt someone’s feelings. ”
In the letter, Meghan asked for the slogan to be changed to “People across America are fighting greasy pots and pans”. And so it was. Days later, the announcement was transmitted again, already with the correction.
Now, at 39, the duchess and her husband, the prince Harry, made it known that they are going to work with P&G through the Archwell Foundation. Equality issues are a priority on the agenda. “The Archwell Foundation believes that, with the community and through compassionate service to others, we can unleash systemic cultural change,” read in the official statement. “To do this and build more compassionate communities, the Archwell Foundation today announced a multi-year global partnership with Procter & Gamble“.
In this regard, Archewell and P&G will work with Girls Inc. and the National Women’s Law Center to “Raise the voices of adolescent girls, in order to ensure that their views and experiences are heard at the tables where decisions are made”.