The world was riveted last week by Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The interview became an instant sensation and the object of countless memes across the internet and social media. While many expressed their support and admiration for the royal couple, others derided them for ‘playing the victim card’, complaining about how difficult life has been for them despite their immense wealth and social status.
Well, I’m here to tell all the haters out there that the royal couple deserves our sympathy and compassion, and they have every right to play the victim card – because they are true victims of oppression. Yes, I said it: you can still be oppressed even if you’re a millionaire princess living in a mansion.
Think about it for a second. Everyday Meghan has to choose between 45 pairs of shoes, 65 pairs of high heels, 55 pairs of dresses, 10,000 pieces of jewelry, 37 brands of makeup, 26 types of hats, 47 pairs of watches, 75 rings, and anything else in between that I may have missed – and this routine repeats itself EVERY SINGLE DAY. I could never imagine the suffering and anxiety Meghan experiences because of all the things she has to choose from on a daily basis. The oppression here is extremely intense.
And don’t get me started on her horrid living conditions. Imagine living in a mansion with 25 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, 6 tennis courts, 5 basketball courts, 7 pools, 5 bowling alleys and a movie theater. The oppression here is off the charts. Which bedroom do you sleep in every night? Which bathroom do you use, and often do you use it? Do you rotate between bathrooms to give each of them a chance? How do you decide whether to play tennis or basketball, or take a swim in the pool, or watch a movie? Or maybe watch a movie in the pool? I’m getting a headache just thinking about all this.
Anyway, I think you get my drift.
If all of this isn’t oppression of the highest order, then I don’t know what is.