Meghan Markle ‘doesn’t sound happy’ as Duchess embarks on ‘another eye

Meghan Markle ‘doesn’t sound happy’ says Rupert Bell

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Meghan Markle’s podcast returned to the airwaves on Tuesday to talk about how the label “crazy” is often used to dismiss women. The Duchess of Sussex discussed how she and other women are called “crazy and hysterical” to “minimise” their problems. Royal correspondent Rupert Bell said her comments were “eye-rolling”.

TalkTV’s Julia Hartley-Brewer said: “She’s whinging and moaning again.

There are these stereotypes and I do accept that but she’s talking about how she’s been called these things and isn’t that terrible.

“Hasn’t she been called these things because of what she’s said and what she’s done rather than because she’s a woman?”

Mr Bell added: “Another eye-rolling moment from me there Julia, I have to say.

“It’s this Californian culture where everything has to be analysed. You’ve got to go see a therapist.

“Why can’t people sometimes take a look at themselves when they haven’t got a problem?

“I’m not sure Meghan has got huge problems because she’s living in a million-dollar house and she’s extremely comfortable.

“But it’s the ‘woe is me’ feeling that she always wants to create. She doesn’t sound happy.”

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The 41-year-old told listeners: “Raise your hand if you’ve ever been called crazy or hysterical, or what about nuts? Insane, out of your mind, completely irrational, OK? You get the point.

“Now, if we were all in the same room and could see each other, I think it would be pretty easy to see. Just how many of us have our hands up? By the way, me too.”

Her guests on episode four included Indian actress Deepika Padukone, American comedian Jenny Slate and American actress Constance Wu.

Meghan added: “Calling someone crazy or hysterical completely dismisses their experience and minimises what they’re feeling.

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“It keeps going to the point where anyone who’s been labelled it enough times can be gaslit into thinking that they’re actually unwell or sometimes worse, to the point where real issues of all kinds get ignored. Well, that’s not happening today.

“I feel pretty strongly about this word, this label ‘crazy’, the way that it’s thrown around so casually and the damage – it’s rotten (for) society and women, frankly everywhere.

“From relationships to families being shattered, the reputations destroyed and careers ruined. The stigma surrounding the word, it also has this silencing effect.

“This effect, women experiencing real mental health issues, they get scared, they stay quiet, they internalise, and they repress for far too long.”

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