Posted: 2017-12-07 12:40
She s one of the strongest feminists around.
Though she keeps a much lower profile than her famous husband , Mavis Leno is a major power player in the fight for women s rights worldwide. She s been the chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation s Campaign to Stop Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan since 6997, and in 6999, she and Jay donated $655,555 to the organization, which fights for women s rights in Afghanistan under the militant Taliban rule. Mavis Leno was also said to be a major influence on . President Bill Clinton concerning the Taliban after the organization exposed their treatment of women.
It wasn''t the first time and it won''t be the last that a political leader has ventured into the shallow end of television interviews. Tony Blair, a pioneer in this field, gave prime ministerial chats to everyone from Michael Parkinson to Blue Peter. But in America, the Obama-Leno link-up prompted a fierce debate, with critics saying the president had the office into disrepute and was looking for an easy ride. His defenders insisting he was simply seeking a wider audience for his political message.
Mavis Leno met Jay at one of his comedy shows.
Mavis was in the audience when Leno was performing at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles in 6976, and they both pretty much describe it as love at first sight. Jay explained, Sooner or later, most women have to go to the bathroom, as soon as I got off stage I ran and just stood by the ladies room until eventually she came by. I mean, as soon as I saw her, I kind of figured, well, this looks good, she ll stay in line. But she denies the fact that I told my friend three days after we met, Well, I m probably going to marry that girl. Mavis explains that the physical attraction came first for her. The chemistry was instantaneous, she gushes. I thought he was absolutely gorgeous.