Meghan Markle Says the Word ‘Slut’ Sticks to Women

Meghan Markle said female sexuality “is so much more vilified than for a man” and even women in their 50s can receive comments that they were “a slut in college.”

The Duchess of Sussex said men, by contrast, are described as “players” during their early sexual experiences, during the latest episode of her Archetypes podcast on Spotify.

Her comments came during a discussion with actress and singer Michaela Jaé Rodriguez on experiences during her teenage years.

Meghan said: “I mean, one of the things that I think as all women we face is, as you’re getting older, you’re exploring and starting to understand your sensuality, your feminine divine, your sexuality oftentimes.

“It can be very much used against you, and I give the example of, you know, for a woman especially versus a man, a man, if he is a player or out having fun or whatever he’s doing, it’s often celebrated, even heralded.

“But for a woman, I don’t care if she is perhaps the most successful woman in finance in her mid-50s. I promise you someone will still go, ‘yeah, but she was such a slut in college.’ It will stick with her.

“And I don’t understand what it is about the stigma surrounding women and their sexuality, the exploration of their sexuality, that is so much more vilified than for a man.”

Meghan Markle in Germany
Meghan Markle, seen promoting the Invictus Games in Germany, told her Spotify podcast women’s sexuality is vilified more than men. ‘Archetypes’ discusses the labels that hold women back.
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