Love Island’s Megan Is Speaking Out Against Slut Shaming In Support Of Women Everywhere

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Women are sick and tired of being slut-shamed.

Which is why we’re glad, despite Love Island’s Megan Barton-Hanson’s slut shaming and the constant criticism laid upon her, she is not shying away. Instead she is standing up for herself and women everywhere. Because she has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of.

This is not a girl you can bash down and we’re so glad with her fame and following, that she is making such good use of it.


How exactly did she stand up for herself? She wore a T-shirt on Good Morning Britain that read’ Stop valuing women based on their sexual history’. Simple, but effective. No more bullying here thank you very much.

Credit: @MeganBartonhanson_ instagram

You go girl!

And if you’re digging it, you can buy it here.

  • Florence Given, Stop Valuing Women Based On Their Sexual History T-shirt, £22 – shop now

The tee was designed by London-based artist Florence Given, who promotes activism through some of the pieces she sells.

The artist posted a picture of Meg wearing the tee to her own Instagram page, with an impassioned caption. It explained exactly how she feels about women being judged on their sexual pasts.

Her post read: “I am in awe of her strength. Megan came out of the Love Island villa to find that the whole world had been ridiculing her not only for her experience as a stripper, but because of the procedures she has had to make herself feel comfortable in her own body. What a SCANDAL 🙄 ‘Before’ pictures of Megan were circulating the internet to try and undermine her beauty, and were cruelly brought up full-screen on Good Morning Britain today. When will we let women just live and love themselves? We STILL bring up women’s sexual history in the media like it’s something they need to be ashamed of, forgetting that it takes TWO people to have sex. Where’s the shame for men?! Thank you @meganbartonhanson_ for sticking it to Piers so bravely and telling the world that there is NOTHING shameful about sex work. Oh…and for wearing my words 😍 You can pre-order this tee on my store in my bio #girlssupportinggirls

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In short, she’s sick of it – something we can all relate to.

Megan, 24, who has become famous this year for her stint on Love Island, was criticised during and after the show because of her sexual antics on TV with Eyal Booker and Wes Anderson – the latter who she is still dating since the show ended. Plenty of people had opinions on it, not all nice.

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Megan says women’s sexual actions are judged differently to men’s

Piers Morgan is just one person who criticised Love Island as a whole, as well as Megan herself for her “sad” plastic surgery. So we were glad to see Megan standing up for herself on Good Morning Britain.

She not only defended her plastic surgery decisions, she said women should be allowed to be open with their sexuality, not ashamed: “I think it’s really unfair and an old fashioned way to look at it.

“It’s frowned upon its 2018, it shouldn’t be a put a down.

‘I slept with guys on TV and people think I should be ashamed of it. I’m not. If a guy done it…”

The criticism she’s received in the past months isn’t just about Megan having sex on the show. She has also been heavily judged because of her past job as a pole dancer. She previously opened up about her old job to Grazia magazine: “I did it for a year – I got in, I got out, I earned my money, I didn’t hurt anyone, I don’t see why it’s so negative.

“Men enjoyed it, I enjoyed it, couples came in… everyone is happy!”

Other past jobs for Megan include starring in porn videos, as well as being a glamour model. It is Megan’s body though and whatever she chooses to do with it is up to her. It doesn’t matter if you agree with it or not. Why is it so difficult for men and women to understand that?

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We’re sick of women like her being criticised and judged for her sexual actions. Most of us have also been slut-shamed at one time or another and it isn’t ok. Our pussy, our choice. Got it?

The biggest demonstration of women standing up for themselves in recent years was shortly after Donald Trump came into power in the US in 2017. His blatant disrespect for women has always been obvious. But it was particularly evident when he was caught on tape saying that when you are a star, you can ‘grab women by the pussy’.

Women all over the world, so horrified by his morals and his huge grasp on power decided to march. They wanted to stand up and express that not only are our bodies our own and only we have a say-so on them, that ‘pussy grabs back’, a key message throughout the marches.

#pussymarch #solidaritymarch #seattlewomensmarch #womensrights

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With more and more people like those pictured above standing up for women’s rights and people like Megan standing up to those who judge her on her sexual activity, we’re moving in the right direction. There’s still a lot to be achieved however.

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