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After Chris Harrison's departure, #Bachelorette hosts Tayshia Adams and Kaitlyn Bristowe are left to usher Katie Thurston into the spotlight, and the franchise into a new era.… Image
The Times spoke to @tayshia and @kaitlynbristowe about filling Harrison’s shoes, how they’re supporting the new “Bachelorette,” and what they say to fans fed up with the franchise’s reluctance to change 👇…
"It’s a refreshing new start even to have women involved. The show is always wanting to evolve, and I think people like Bachelor Nation hold them accountable and it all works kind of as one," @kaitlynbristowe.…
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Some people mistakenly believe that the opposite of purity culture is objectification, but that’s not true. #PurityCulture is one kind of objectification. In both cases women’s bodies and queer bodies are objects via the male gaze that must be controlled.
The opposite of #purityculture is sexual/gender liberation, rooted firmly in consent. The opposite of purity culture (where women’s bodies are under the control of men) is autonomy - where our bodies belong to US, for our own freedom and pleasure.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot this week because of the #bachelorette (way to go @AlabamaHannah!). My colleague @emilyjoypoetry has had compelling threads re: this too. But #purityculture sells us lies about what makes women worthy and it’s ALWAYS in relationship to men.
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