After the royal engagement to Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announced she wouldn’t be returning to her job as an actress on the hit TV show “Suits.” “I don’t see it as giving anything up,” Markle told BBC’s Mishal Husain in an interview. “I see it as a change. It’s a new chapter.”
But that didn’t stop Jill Filipovic, author of “The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness,” from calling that decision problematic. “[I]t’s so disappointing to see that she will be giving up her acting career after she weds,” Filipovic wrote in CNN, adding:
In dozens of write-ups about the Markle-Windsor engagement, she’s described as ‘fiercely independent.’ By marrying and giving up her hard-earned career, she is going to be quite literally entirely dependent on her husband and his family.
In honor of Filipovic’s assertion that you can’t be a good feminist if you give up your career as an actress to marry a prince, this week’s edition of “Problematic Women” is crowning Markle as our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”
In this show, co-hosted with Bre Payton of The Federalist, we also take on The New York Times questioning Ivanka Trump’s wardrobe during her India trip this week, the sexual assault allegations against former NBC “Today” show anchor Matt Lauer, and a new study that found hormonal birth control may increase a woman’s chances of committing suicide.
Watch in the video above, or listen in the podcast below.