Hannah Brown Tells A Fan How To Handle A Man Who Slut-Shames Them

Hannah Brown became a role model for women everywhere during her season of The Bachelorette. She stood up for herself, proudly wore her emotions on her sleeve, and successfully navigated herself out of a toxic relationship with controversial contestant Luke Parker.

Hannah Brown | Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images
Hannah Brown | Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Luke Parker’s slut-shaming of Hannah Brown on ‘The Bachelorette’

Brown’s relationship with Parker was a big plot point of her season. During the Men Tell All episode, Brown told Parker, host Chris Harrison, the audience in attendance, and everyone watching along at home that she will never let another man shame her for her sexuality again.

“That night [in Greece], I felt it and saw it for myself and that was when it just snapped for me. Now I’m like I will not put up with this because that’s not love that’s not what the person I want to spend the rest of my life with’s ever gonna make me feel. I’m so over being slut-shamed and feeling like that makes me not a woman of faith because oh my gosh, I live my life and make mistakes and sin every single day and so do you, and so do you, and so do you, and so do you,” said Brown.

She continued: “That’s what grace is for. I’m also not gonna say that me having sex in a windmill was just like the scarlet letter on my chest. I’m not gonna stand here and feel that way. You’re not gonna make me feel that way.”

So Brown’s now regarded as a bit of an expert when it comes to responding to slut-shaming, especially when it occurs within a relationship.

A fan recently asked Hannah Brown about how to respond to slut-shaming

Recently, the reality star answered a few fan questions about dating for Elle.  

One fan asked her how to “respond when a guy slut shames you.”

“Well, if you would like to go watch season 15 of The Bachelorette…” Brown laughed. “I’ve never been called a slut in my life until I went on national television and explored different relationships trying to find a husband. But I realize that a lot of girls get called this and it should just really be taken out of our vocabularies. So if a guy tries to slut-shame you then, honestly, [he’s] not even worth your time.”

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She continued: “Every body and every woman’s body is her own, and to each their own. And whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident in who you are–if you feel comfortable doing something sexually that’s different than another person then that is your prerogative. If that is something that you feel confident in, in that decision, then you are fine. What a guy says about you should not prove your worth. And if that guy is saying something about you then he’s not worth one second. And he’s lousy. And we don’t like him.”

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