As a royal, Meghan Markle has made feminism a crucial component of her public profile, from her support of Smart Works to her endless word salads about women supporting women. But is she really a feminist or is she a faux feminist? Based on her interactions with other women, especially those within the royal family, it seems like she cares little for the success of other members of her sex.
While on a royal tour in Fiji, Meghan said, “When girls are given the right tools to succeed, they can create incredible futures, not only for themselves but also for those around them.”
Her comments sound well and good, but it’s questionable if Meghan believes that.
The same day she made those comments, Meghan famously abandoned a meet and greet of local women working in a Fijian market after she allegedly saw a sign that read UN Women. Apparently, the former actress was previously denied a role in the UN and was frustrated by the perceived slight. In the process, she left those gathered incredibly disappointed.
When it comes to members of the royal family, Meghan has hardly embraced girl power within the royal family.
Famously, there was some sort of disagreement between Meghan and her future sister-in-law, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, during a bridesmaid fitting. While some reports indicate that the conflict was over whether the little girls should wear tights at the wedding, there are some rumors that Meghan made some disparaging comments towards Princess Charlotte, including calling her “fat.”
Attacking a little girl and a post-partum woman doesn’t sound particularly charitable or feminist, does it? Meghan then turned it around and told the world that Catherine made her cry, putting the burden on the mother of three.
Then there is Princess Eugenie. These remain mostly rumors, but there are indications that Meghan wanted the tiara that Eugenie ended up wearing. When she couldn’t get that tiara, she then started pregnancy speculation at her cousin-in-law’s wedding by wearing a coat with the bottom buttons conspicuously left undone in order to encourage social media speculation that she was pregnant.
It worked. Harry and Meghan went a step further and announced their first pregnancy at the lunch or reception, leaving Eugenie in tears, and then to the world about a day later.
When Princess Eugenie gave birth to her son August, Meghan announced her second pregnancy within days, upstaging the blood princess’ happy news once again.
Meghan clearly has no desire to support or lift up other women, especially when they’ve slighted her.
In a recent opinion piece from The Telegraph, Judith Woods highlights Meghan’s continued hypocrisy: “That’s the upshot of Meghan’s weaponised feminism, you see. Anyone who objects to the assorted histrionic accounts of her lived experience in the lonely hell of Kensington Palace or the emotional desolation of the beautifully refurbished Frogmore Cottage is dubbed a misogynist. Or worse.
“The truth is that none of us will ever be good enough for Meghan, whose earnest pleas for mutual respect and understanding are so relentlessly La La Land that I’m genuinely flummoxed she stuck it out in Britain as long as she did.”
It’s true. No woman is good enough for Meghan, unless they serve her agenda. When they don’t, come hell or high water, the former actress does whatever she can to destroy them and make their lives miserable.
At the end of the day, Meghan Markel isn’t a feminist. She just serves lip service to the cause, and sees every other woman as competition.