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Story Of An 11-Year-Old Meghan Markle Stopping A Sexist Ad From Running Emerges Online

By Jonna Ivin-Patton

Before she was an established actress, humanitarian, and future member of the British Royal Family, Meghan Markle was a fighter for justice. At the age of 11, she found an Ivory dishwashing liquid commercial with the tag line, "Women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans" rather offensive. Young Markle sprang into action and began writing letters. She wrote to First Lady Hillary Clinton, Attorney Gloria Allred, Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee, and to Ivory soap's company, Procter and Gamble. And? Markle got the results she was looking for. 

At a 2015 UN Women's conference on International Women’s Day, Markle recounted the story: