Kaitlyn Bristowe Confronts Slut Shaming Criticism on The Bachelorette

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Kaitlyn Bristowe isn’t known for being quiet.

In fact, sometimes I find her confrontational personality slightly contrived and annoying.

But I have to hand it to The Bachelorette star for standing up for herself and challenging recent criticism over her choice to have sex with a contestant.

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She is speaking up about the slut-shaming she received after a trailer following a recent episode of The Bachelorette showed some surprising material.

Kaitlyn hooked up with a contestant on The Bachelorette.  Some people were offended by her behavior and have punished her with slut-shaming commentary.

“I knew people were going to get mad at me for kissing,” she says.

She added, “I definitely have tough skin, but when people are calling you names like a slut, it hurts. It’s been really hard.”

It’s probably safe to say that had she not had sex with the contestant, she would have been criticized for being boring, conservative, or uptight.

Like many women who live in the real world of 2015, Kaitlyn is struggling to understand why people are so concerned what she does with her own body.

“It’s 2015,” she said. “How is this still an issue where if a woman [has sex], it’s wrong, and if a man does, it’s right? 

“To me, it wasn’t some crazy negative thing I was doing,” she said about having sex during the show.

“If somebody was friends with somebody and they knew that they had sex in a relationship, they wouldn’t go on social media and start slut-shaming them,” she continued.

Although Kaitlyn claims to regret the timing of her hookup, she defends her decision to express herself sexually.

“If people [have sex] on dates, why is it so wrong to do it when I’m looking for a husband? That’s a decision I made. And I don’t think we should be judging each other for it.”

I feel ya, Kaitlyn.  You gotta test the car before you buy it.

After Kaitlyn received criticism, Bachelor alums came to her defense, stating critics should leave her alone.

Welcome to 2015, people.  Women have sex.  Women like sex.  Get over it.

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