“The Bachelorette” star Hanna Brown is proud to have asserted her views against toxic masculinity and slut-shaming. She's the contestant notable for saying, " “I had sex, and Jesus still loves me.” While the show has long since ended, the reunion episode is triggering and Brown is still being forced to defend her actions. 

Still, Brown is unfazed. The contestant shared that not only is she proud of a lot of things she’s done onscreen this season, she feels the proudest for being able to inspire many girls to speak up and fight misogyny.

In the taping of “The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All,” Brown told Variety that the pain and difficulties she experienced firsthand on the show because of Luke Parker, among other things, were all worth it because she is now using them to help give voice to women who do not have a platform to call out slut-shaming and toxic masculinity.

“My experience with Luke is one that is familiar to a lot of women and so, me speaking to Luke is a lot of women speaking to other men that have treated them similarly,” she explained. “That’s what I’m really proud of — to have that moment to say what a lot of women deal with every day and wish they could say, or maybe now will have the strength or confidence to say because they know they can,” she added.

In the actual taping for the reunion episode with Chris Harrison, Brown did not change her views. When Harrison pointed out the irony that she and Parker broke up because of their Christian faith when it was also the main factor of their bonding in the first place, Brown claimed that it’s tiring to hear about her having sex means she’s not a Christian.

She then lambasted those who are slut-shaming her and undermining her Christian faith for having sex, especially on social media.  “I’m so over being slut-shamed and that [it] means I’m not a woman of faith because, ‘Oh my god, I live my life and make mistakes and sin every day, So do you, that’s what grace is for,” she said. She was quick to add that having sex is not the mistake or sin on her chest. 

Brown also requested to speak directly into the camera and apologized that the whole thing with Luke is dragging on. She added that she’s tired of the topic and everyone should just forget it. 

On his part, Luke Parker told Harrison that it was him who was blindsided in the situation and felt that "The Bachelorette" was grooming him to be the man to carry out a rescue mission for Hannah right on the first day. He, however, stood by his views that it is the man that should be leading and guiding a woman in a relationship. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, something that did not make it to the actual airing of the “The Men Tell All” show is Parker’s confession that he was only prodded to bring the ring for Hannah by the producer.