Taking to Instagram, Abbie decided to voice the double standard (while also rightfully praising Ciarran for his bravery) and it is powerful stuff friends.
"Last week on The Bachelorette, fan fav Ciarran stripped down to nothing as part of a group date. In the same week, he admitted he used to dance in bars and has had a nose job.
"This caused Australia (including me) to fall even further in love with him, admiring his confidence, sense of humour and cheeky behaviour. The fact that he was so open about usually taboo topics was AMAZING. We simply must stan."
"However, the comment section on every social media post of Ciarran’s photo was full of 😂 and 🔥 emojis. It was an awesome and iconic moment in Australian TV," Abbie continued.
Abbie goes on to point out the serious double standards that women face, especially those women who choose to openly express their sexuality.
"While I LOVE that the majority of the public got behind Ciarran, I couldn’t help but wonder what it would be like if the gender roles had been reversed. What if I had been on a group date, offered to strip down to nothing and posed nude on National TV? What if in the same week I had shared that I had had plastic surgery and had danced in night clubs?! I can imagine the nation would riot. I’m sure I’d be accused of being cocky, not confident, attention seeking, not funny, “slutty” (not that that means anything), not cheeky and “fake”, not just comfortable enough to admit to having surgery."
"As we know from another one of my ranty posts, I got slut shamed HARD while on Bachie. When I wore a short skirt, I got messages saying that I was unworthy and unlovable for showing some skin. In contrast, Ciarran’s nudity made him a clear contender for Angie’s heart, his confidence being a quality that many women look for in a partner.
"I can only IMAGINE the public outcry if I had done the same as Ciarran, and had uploaded a photo of me with nothing but grapes covering me. So let’s not imagine. Here’s me doing a Ciarran. Let’s see how this goes hey!"
While there were many critics of her post (come on, people) there were also PLENTY who applauded her courageous message.
"Since the show I’ve loved watching you highlight this! Keep doing what you’re doing! 💞" wrote one fan.
While another fan commented: "AMEN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻"
Keep fighting the good fght, Abbie!
To learn more about Abbie Chatfield, click here.