Meghan Markle Says She Doesn’t Understand Why Women Are ‘Vilified’ For Exploring Their Sexuality

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 18:  Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2022 in New York City. Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is the keynote speaker during the United Nations General assembly to mark the observance of Nelson Mandela International Day where the 2020 U.N. Nelson Mandela Prize will be awarded to Mrs. Marianna Vardinogiannis of Greece and Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté of Guinea.  (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • During Markle’s Spotify podcast “Archetypes” on Tuesday, the former “Suits” actress talked about what she called the double standard when it comes to men and women “exploring” their “sensuality.”
  • “One of the things that I think as all women, we face, as you’re getting older, you’re exploring and starting to understand your sensuality, your feminine divine,” the Duchess of Sussex shared. “Your sexuality, oftentimes, it can be very much used against you.”
  • “A man, if he is a player, out having fun or whatever he’s doing, it’s often celebrated, even heralded,” she added.
  • “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, ‘But she was such a slut in college.’ It will stick with her.”

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