Weeks after a woman attempted to call her out for being too revealing in her manner of dress, Meagan Good is clearing the air. During a discussion at Essence’s Women In Hollywood event, the actress addressed her critics.
“What is considered modest or appropriate differs depending on any given culture and context,” Good toldEssence. “It also changes from woman-to-woman. You have to consider each woman’s body type, her personality, personal perspectives and what season of life she’s in, meaning what I considered appropriate at 20 is different than what I consider appropriate at 30.”
Good, who co-authored The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love,also discussed the double standards perpetuated by many Christians when it comes to modesty.
“[In terms of modesty] I think that it’s kind of unfair that there’s a picking and choosing on how some people make it the woman’s fault or responsibility if a man lusts after her,” she shared. “But then, in the same token, if I go to Ralphs, and I’m shopping for dinner for my husband in sweatpants and a t-shirt, and a man is still in there lusting after me, how it’s fair that he doesn’t have to pluck out his right eye, but the expectation is that I’m supposed to do something or that I’m supposed to manage any given man in the world and what may turn him on.”
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