Nostalgia

Meghan Markle Was A ‘Firecracker’ On ’90s Nickelodeon Show Protesting Sexist Commercial

by June Rivers
When she's not blogging for the 'net, June loves cuddling with her cats and reading in her library at home.

Back in elementary school, Meghan Markle and her classmates watched some TV commercials to assess their marketing messages.

One particular ad for Ivory Dishwashing Liquid made her especially upset and offended.

The tagline claimed, “Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans.” After two male classmates joked about how “women belong” in the kitchen,” a 12-year-old Meghan decided to take matters into her own hands.

The determined pre-teen wrote letters to influential people like Hillary Clinton and Gloria Allred, even wrote to the company that makes Ivory soap.

And guess what? Weeks later, the commercial’s tagline was changed from “Women all over America” to “People all over America.”

Meghan’s actions landed her on the Nickelodeon show “Nick News” in 1993.

She ended up recounting the amazing story in her powerful speech for UN Women on International Women’s Day in 2015 — and now footage of the actual Nickelodeon segment has been found.

Looks like Meghan has always been an incredible role model, especially for little girls.

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