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Old 03-09-2017, 05:29 PM
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What exactly is 'humanitarian work' and how is it different from the work the royals do every day?
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:45 PM
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There are similarities which is why a number of people see that as an area where Meghan will fit in nicely if she and Harry marry and she becomes a member of "the Firm".
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:49 PM
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There are similarities which is why a number of people see that as an area where Meghan will fit in nicely if she and Harry marry and she becomes a member of "the Firm".
But when people say Meghan is a 'humanitarian', what do they mean?

It seems like when celebrities do charity work, they are referred to as 'humanitarians'.
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:17 PM
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But when people say Meghan is a 'humanitarian', what do they mean?

It seems like when celebrities do charity work, they are referred to as 'humanitarians'.
Her line of work is humanitarian work. The royals are also humanitarians.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:00 PM
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arguing about the word humanitarian, activist, amplifier...whatever I just don't care. Bringing attention to these issues is a good thing....is it Noble Prize award level...NO!! but in a world with so much negativity I'm not going to split hairs over the word humanitarian. I hope that Meghan continues on this path that she has travelled LONG before she met Harry. I enjoy her point of view and her article introduced me to the important issues.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:05 PM
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I don't know where this relationship will go. I know if it goes down the official path, Harry and Meghan will go on to do some amazing things together. They will make a great team.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:06 PM
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I've read that some thought it uncouth for Meghan to focus on menstruation but I think it fits with the new royal family especially with Harry who has taken two HIV tests and Camilla dealing with battered women and victims or rape.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:19 PM
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1. What happens when celebrities are doing humanitarian work? They are praised as no other by the media and others.

2. What happens when the royals does it? Nothing, it just expected.

3. What happens when ordinary peoples risks their lives by doing it? Nothing at all.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:21 PM
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1. What happens when celebrities are doing humanitarian work? They are praised as no other by the media and others.

2. What happens when the royals does it? Nothing, it just expected.

3. What happens when ordinary peoples risks their lives by doing it? Nothing at all.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:31 PM
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Celebrities and royalty serve as amplifiers for the extraordinary people who are doing great things but do not have the spotlight needed to raise funding. It all works out in the end. Again Id rather a celebrity be praised for amplifying GOOD than amplifying hatred and disrespect.

Again does Meghan deserve the Noble Peach prize for drawing attention to this issue? NO!! but I do give her kudos for amplifying the issue to her 1 million followers and for taking time to learn about the important work of others.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:33 PM
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Why imply that the value of the humanitarian work done by Royals, celebrities and non famous people lies in the amount of recognition and praise heaped on them by the media?

I disagree. The real value of such work is measured in the lives that are changed as result of the efforts of others, not who gets the cover of PEOPLE or HELLO, not if they are household names.

So what if it's Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle, Prince Harry or Joe Smith from Podunk USA?

My guess is that exploited men, women and children do not care if their benefactors are famous or not.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:41 PM
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I get a laugh when a celebrity does charity work it = 'humanitarianism'

When I do charity work, I'm just joe blow.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:45 PM
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Perhaps this very , very basic definition will help you understand "humanitarian" work:

having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.


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I just get a laugh when a celebrity does charity work it = 'humanitarianism'

When I do charity work, I'm just joe blow.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:48 PM
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Perhaps this very , very basic definition will help you understand "humanitarian" work:

having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.


got it?
So why single out Meghan or other celebrities as 'humanitarians' and the rest of society just does charity work?
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:50 PM
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1. What happens when celebrities are doing humanitarian work? They are praised as no other by the media and others.

2. What happens when the royals does it? Nothing, it just expected.

3. What happens when ordinary peoples risks their lives by doing it? Nothing at all.

What happened to the days where folks wanted royal girlfriends to be about something and interested in helping other people? I remember when one royal girlfriend was practically crucified for not achieving enough in other people's eyes.

I think Harry and Meghan will do well as a team with their humanitarian efforts. Harry has pretty much turned his reputation around with all the good work he's doing.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:51 PM
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Because, it's their CELEBRITY that help bring even MORE attention to human misery. If you or I wrote the article that Meghan wrote, we'd be lucky to blog about it, or have a local paper mention it under the fold. But Meghan Markle's name got this worthy article in TIME magazine and the front page London Evening Standard, to name just a few.




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So why single out Meghan or other celebrities as 'humanitarians' and the rest of society just does charity work?
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:01 PM
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Meghan, IMO, wrote the article for nothing more than self-promotion. We'll see how much of an impact it has in India (my guess, nothing)

The American hysteria around Meghan isn't translating in the UK.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:06 PM
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What American hysteria? I doubt more than 1 percent of Americans even know Prince Harry is dating her (or even know who she is).


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Old 03-09-2017, 08:11 PM
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What American hysteria? I doubt more than 1 percent of Americans even know Prince Harry is dating her (or even know who she is).


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My experience on social media is that a majority of Meghan's supporters are Americans or purport to be Americans and are in love with Meghan's 'story' and background.

I'm just saying, the American princess theme doesn't seem to be taking hold, in fact, I think there will be a huge Meghan backlash in the tabloid press.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:24 PM
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Well...getting back to the relationship. I wonder if we'll be seeing Meghan attending one of Harry's polo matches? Lots of spring and summer activities coming up.
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