Women are ‘vilified’ for exploring sexuality
Meghan Markle thinks women are ‘vilified’ for exploring their sexuality – while men are often praised.
“I don’t understand what it is about the stigma that surrounds women and their sexuality and the exploration of their sexuality that is so much more reviled than for a man,” the Duchess of Sussex said in the Tuesday’s episode of his Spotify podcast, “Archetypes.”
Markle, 41, shared that she noticed a double standard for women.
“As you age, you explore and begin to understand your sensuality, your feminine divinity. Your sexuality, often times, can be used against you very much,” she said.
The “Suits” alum explained that men are usually celebrated for exploring their sex life and have no problem flaunting their experiences, while women are looked down upon for showing their sexual side.
“A man, if he’s a player, having fun or whatever he’s doing, it’s often celebrated. Even advertised,” she said. “But for a woman, I don’t care if she is possibly the most successful woman in finance in her 50s, I promise you, someone will always say, ‘But she was such a bitch in college.'”
Markle said the idea of a woman’s sexual journey will “stick with her” like glue.
Notably, the former actress, who wed Prince Harry in 2018, recently faced controversy when she claimed she was reduced to a ‘bimbo’ as a briefcase on ‘Deal or No Deal”.
“I ended up leaving the show. I was so much more than what was objectified on stage,” she said on her podcast in October. appearance and little substance, and that’s how I felt at the time to be reduced to this specific archetype: the word ‘bimbo’.”
She added: ‘I was grateful for the work, but not for how it made me feel, which wasn’t smart. By the way, I was surrounded by smart women… but that was not the goal.
But some social media users called Markle a “hypocrite” considering she took a job on “90210” years later as a character who was caught performing oral sex on a man in a car.
“YEARS after you left a deal or no deal to ‘be treated like a bimbo,’ you took on roles giving men BJs in cars in 90210, taking off your top to grill burgers in Mens Health, had a ton of sex scenes in ‘Suits’ You objectified yourself,” one person tweeted, adding, “You are not a victim girl.
Whoopi Goldberg also weighed in, saying Markle shouldn’t judge those trying to break into the business.
“When you’re an artist, you take the gig,” the “View” co-host said. “Sometimes you’re in a Bozo costume, sometimes you have a big nose, and that’s the way it is.”