Meghan Markle releases delayed fourth episode of her Archetypes podcast after it was postponed following Queen’s death as she discusses ‘Dragon Lady’ label
Meghan Markle’s Archetypes podcast resumed on Spotify today after a four-week hiatus following the Queen’s death.
The Duchess of Sussex, in her latest episode airing this morning, explores the ‘Dragon Lady’ stereotype with journalist Lisa Ling and comedian Margaret Cho.
The Duchess began by talking about her experience growing up in Los Angeles which was ‘full of culture that you could see, smell, hear and taste on a daily basis’ and said she had a ‘genuine love’ for getting to know people. other cultures. .
She spoke of going to a Korean spa with her mother as a teenager, adding: “It’s a very humbling experience for a girl going through puberty because you walk into a room with women aged nine to maybe -being 90 years old, all walking around naked and waiting to get a body scrub on one of those tables lined up.All I wanted was a bathing suit.
“Once I got over this teenage embarrassment, my mom and I would go upstairs, sit in a room, and have a steaming bowl of the most delicious noodles.”
The Duchess criticized the films Austin Powers and Kill Bill for featuring “caricatures of Asian women who are often overly sexualized or aggressive”.
Meghan said she only knew about the stigma faced by women of Asian descent many years later. “The Dragon Lady, the East Asian temptress whose mysterious alien allure is described as both tempting and deadly,” she told Cho.
“It’s seeped into a lot of our entertainment. But this toxic stereotype about Asian women doesn’t stop in the credits.
Meghan, in her latest episode released on Tuesday, explores the ‘Dragon Lady’ stereotype with journalist Lisa Ling and comedian Margaret Cho