Allison Yarrow, author of 90s B*tch: Media, Culture and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality, appeared on Archetypes in an episode titled To 'Be' or not to 'B', where Meghan discussed how she believes calling women 'difficult' is simply "a code word for the B-word".
"Etymologists believe that the word ‘b*tch’ came out of this Greek insult that meant women were dogs in heat — begging for men — that was the idea," Allison explained during the episode. "And there was a more modern definition that was written down in the 1890s and it was ‘b*tch’ was an Appalachian — that was the worst name you could call an English woman, even worse than a wh**e."
According to the Daily Mail, Allison's comments were apparently edited to make it seem as though she was having a conversation with Meghan, when she actually did the interview with a producer.
In an Instagram post from August, Allison wrote, "Excited to be included in the visionary series #Archetypes hosted by Meghan the Duchess of Sussex that aims to dissect and subvert the archetypes that hold women back. The first episode (out now, link in bio) features a timely interview with another legend @Serenawilliams. Cheers to producer @farrahsafari (an excellent interviewer) and the folks at @Gimlet @spotify who get it done!"
Fans have been left wondering if Meghan is actually speaking to any of her podcast guests, though it does seem in some episodes that she has full conversations with guests such as Mindy Kaling, Serena Williams and Jameela Jamil.
"It's interesting she didn’t interview you in person," one fan commented.
"MEGS didn't think you were famous or important enough to meet even though you did all that hard work," another added.
However, most were simply excited for Allison with another writing, "Wow, loved the discussion."
Another agreed, adding, "Great discussion, loved this episode!"
The audio of experts such as Allison is usually played between the audio of Meghan, so it's unclear whether or not she is actually speaking with them herself.
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