Ex-actress Meghan Markle blasted whore-shamed Archetype podcast, which argues that men who sleep around get a free pass, while women who explore their sexuality face scrutiny.
Markle made her comments while speaking to transgender actress Michaela Jaé Rodgrigez, a man who lives as a woman.
“I mean, one of the things that I think as all women we deal with is as you grow, you explore and you start to understand your sensuality, your feminine divinity, your sexuality. A lot of times it can be used very much against you,” Markle said.
“And I’m setting the example, you know, for a woman especially in relation to a man, a man, if he’s a gamer or entertainer or whatever he does, it’s often celebrated, even heralded,” Markle added. “But for a woman, I don’t care if she’s maybe the most successful woman in finance in her 50s, I promise you someone is going to keep saying, ‘Yeah, but she was such a slut in college.’
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Rodriguez, known for his role on the FX series Standhe agreed and recalled once posting a photo on Instagram of himself “freeing the nipple.”
“There was one experience where it was literally an Instagram post and I posted a picture of, you know, just me, it wasn’t topless, but there was a fishnet shirt and you know, I released the nipple,” Rodriguez said. “I felt liberated, not just to show, but just to feel artistic and creative knowing that this is my body and not someone else’s.”
“And when I was reading the comments, you know, obviously there were women who turned on me because most women, yes, free the nipple,” she continued.
“We could be comfortable with our bodies, but when I’d look at some of the comments about what men would say, they’d go to my privates and I’m like, ‘That’s none of your business. Asking about my friends, how does this equate to you? And also, I mean, are you dealing with something inside yourself about why you have to ask me the question?’
Markle called it “screening” and that people are really talking about how they feel about themselves.
The Duchess of Sussex has been stepping up her social justice rhetoric in recent days with the launch of her new podcast. As Breitbart News previously reported, Markle made headlines when she publicly lamented “objectification” while playing a briefcase girl in Agreement or No Agreement.
“I was grateful for the job, but not for how it made me feel, which wasn’t smart,” Markle complained. “I would end up walking away with this pit in my stomach, knowing that I was so much more than what was being objectified on stage.”
“I didn’t like feeling forced to be all looks and little substance,” he continued. “And that’s how it felt to me at the time: to reduce to this particular archetype.”