“The word “bimbo” brings to mind images that are really negative in my mind. I don’t think that should be a goal for women, “the Duchess of Sussex said.
Meghan Markle continues to bravely challenge attitudes against women that frequently reduce them to lifeless things rather than real live beings.
The Duchess of Sussex made some disturbing admissions on the most recent episode of her podcast “Archetypes,” during which she was joined by socialite and actor Paris Hilton, about having experienced such behaviour herself when she was still fairly recent to her acting career.
Meghan, now the wife of Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex of the British royal family, reflected on her time as a “briefcase girl” on the game show “Deal or No Deal” in 2006. She added that she was flipping through TV channels, which is “rare when you have two children under the age of four”, when she stumbled upon the show and got nostalgic. Meghan is now married to Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, a member of the British royal family.
She said to Paris that the word “bimbo” “brought back a lot of memories” as the women worked to translate the term, which is frequently regarded as insulting and stereotyped.
The former “Suits” star continued by saying that the show placed a great deal of focus on how women looked physically. “All the females would line up, and there were different stations for having your lashes applied, or having your extensions applied, or having the padding in your bra… Because there was a very “cookie-cutter” image of exactly how we should look, we were given spray tan vouchers every week, she stated in the podcast episode titled “Breaking down the Bimbo.”
The duchess reflected on the show and said she will never forget one particular part of it.
“There was a woman who ran the event, and she would be there backstage, and I can still hear her moments before we’d come on stage… At the time, she had trouble pronouncing my last name, but I could tell who she was addressing because she’d say, “Markle, suck it in!” Markle, get used to it!