WashPost: Sexual Morality a ‘Red Flag’ for ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant

NewsBusters | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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Hear that siren? That’s the sound of Washington Post’s morality police pulling up to shame bachelors for holding their potential spouses to any standard whatsoever. The outlet wrote a praising piece of the latest episode of The Bachelorette in which Hannah Brown rebuked suitor Luke for being dissapointed that she was having sex with some of the other contestants. What a sicko, eh?

Washington Post called it a “rare moment of sex-positivity.”

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On Monday July 15’s episode of ABC's The Bachelorette, the drama was palpable between Hannah Brown, the star of the show and object of thirty contestants’ affection, including Christian contestant Luke. During their one-on-one date, Hannah felt shamed by Luke’s questioning of her sexual behavior, during which he expressed that he would be turned off he found out that she was getting intimate with the other three contestants before choosing one of the men.

Luke, from Georgia, had described himself as a man who had a “religious re-awakening.” He affirmed that “God spoke to him” one day, prompting him to re-evaluate his life, and commit to abstaining from sex “for the past four years” in order to save “himself for marriage.”

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“I am very confident that we’re on the same page with our morals. And I just — I want to hear it from your mouth,” He said. “I just want to make sure you’re not going to be sexually intimate with the other relationships here.”

But for Hannah and The Washington Post, the fact that he was looking for this kind of moral commitment in a partner made Luke the epitome of toxic masculinity. Ms....
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