Meghan Markle’s Dogs Crash Her Backyard Chat with Gloria Steinem
Meghan Markle is continuing to speak out about the importance of voting. Only this time, she’s doing it alongside activist and feminist Gloria Steinem.
In a new video shared on the MAKERS Women Instagram account, the Duchess of Sussex and the journalist meet for a casual “backyard chat” to talk about suffrage. In the short black-and-white clip, the two women are seated outdoors with a wooden table between them while they discuss representation, why each and every vote matters and how women across the country “are linked, not ranked.” Markle’s pups, Guy and Pula, even make an appearance.
“People forget how hard women like you and so many others before you fought for us to just be where we are right now,” Markle says in part of the video.
“If you don't vote you don't exist,” Steinem responds. “What worries me the most are young people, who I understand are the least likely to vote, and I can understand the feeling that they don't think they have an impact, and yet it's more important for them to vote than anyone else because they're going to be alive long after I am, and they're going to be suffering the consequences.”
This isn’t the first time the 39-year-old duchess has opened up about voting in the upcoming election. Markle recently revealed that she’s voting in this year’s presidential election in a special edition of Marie Claire.
“I know what it's like to have a voice, and also what it's like to feel voiceless,” Markle told the outlet. “I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be heard. And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard.”
In Steinem's own words, “Today is a great day.”