meghan markle’s The decision to discuss abortion rights with US feminist Gloria Steinem will have left the bosses of Spotify and Netflix “tearing their hair” in frustration, a royal expert has claimed.
The Duchess of Sussex spoke out on the Judgment Roe v. Wade in an interview published in Fashion but has yet to release any new content on the Spotify and Netflix platforms, with whom the former royal has signed multimillion-dollar deals.
Real commentator and podcaster Kinsey Schofield noted that the “whole world” has been eagerly awaiting Meghan’s promised podcast and questioned why the former royal decided to speak to another publisher.
“The whole world has been waiting for this woman to launch a podcast that promises to ‘dissect, explore and subvert the labels that try to hold women back’ and did she lead THIS conversation to Vogue?” schofield tweeted.
“If I were Spotify or Netflix, I’d be pulling my hair out,” he added. “My point is that she could have used that platform to amplify her cause if she meant it. Why Vogue? Attention? Association?”
Megan spoke with Steinem and award-winning journalist Jessica Yellin on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last week.
The Duchess made a powerful statement on abortion rights, describing it as an issue of “women’s physical safety”,
“It’s also about economic justice, individual autonomy and who we are as a society. No one should be forced to make a decision that they don’t want to make, that is unsafe or that puts their own life in danger,” Meghan told Steinem.
Meghan also spoke candidly about the risk that women in the US will now be forced to face if they want to terminate a pregnancy.
She said the Supreme Court’s decision will only lead to unsafe abortions, rather than curbing them altogether.
“Women with resources will travel to get an abortion, those without may attempt to do it themselves at tremendous risk. Some will have to get abortion pills from unregulated pharmacies,” she said.
“Others who are pregnant and in a medical emergency will be at the mercy of doctors and lawyers to determine if a procedure that is needed to save their lives can be performed.”
Both Meghan and Steinem praised Prince Harry’s “feminist” values as they discussed the role men play in this fight, with the Duchess noting that her husband’s reaction to the US Supreme Court decision last week was ” guttural”.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have signed multi-million dollar deals with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify.
Megan launched his Archetypes podcast As part of the deal, it will look at the labels and stereotypes women face in modern society.
The pair signed a deal worth an estimated $33 million, but have only created one episode so far, released in December 2020.
Harry and Meghan will also release their Invictus Games documentary on Netflix later this year.
In May, Meghan animated series Pearl was quietly dropped along with two other children’s shows also in production. It was the brainchild of Meghan and her and Harry’s company, Archewell Productions.
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