Hannah Brown Is Everything Wrong With Feminism
Hannah Brown is free to make all the bad choices she wants, but a truly empowered woman would own the outcomes, not make others bear the consequences.
Hannah Brown is the worst kind of girl, and she reminded Bachelor Nation of that fact over and over Monday night during the season 24 premiere of “The Bachelor.” Just when you thought first-impression-rose recipient and southern-belle model Hannah Ann Sluss had earned that honor with her next-level pettiness, Alabama Hannah Brown swooped in to remind viewers that, nope, she’s still the worst.
Hannah Brown’s rise to mirror-ball status as the most recent champion of “Dancing with the Stars” was astonishing. Given the audience voting component of DWTS victory, it seems most viewers didn’t find her nearly as insufferable as I do. But for those who just couldn’t get enough of her on Colton Underwood’s season of “The Bachelor” or the last season of “The Bachelorette” or “Bachelor in Paradise” or “Dancing with the Stars,” Hannah returned again to network television — “The beast is back, b-tches,” as she announced — this time demonstrating just how awful feminist icons can be for other women.
During Hannah’s tenure as the bachelorette, producers and media painted the pageant queen as the feminist dream: so sharp, so bold, so empowered.