Last week, Insecure actress Yvonne Orji, 33, told PEOPLE magazine that she is currently a virgin and plans to remain one until she marries. The Nigerian-born beauty says she was saved by her Christian faith at the age of 17, making a commitment to honor God by remaining a virgin until marriage.
“I wasn’t going to hide it just because I’m on TV,” said Orji, who’s been open about her virginity in the past. “I’m grounded in who I am.”
The unashamed actress has even started a clothing line boasting of her choice to remain abstinent until marriage.
“I have a clothing company called Rock Your Stance, and we sell shirts that say ‘Keeping it locked till I get that rock,'” she said.
“Entertainment chose me,” Orji continued. “Before any of this happened, I sat down with myself and with God. I said, ‘I know why I’m here. It’s to make you proud.’”
But for all the noise we hear about “choice” from the allegedly empowered women marching in “Slut Walks,” it appears there is a limit as to which “choices” should be praised; choosing to remain a virgin to honor God, for instance, is apparently not one of them.
Orji’s declaration acted as a cue for some sad keyboard warriors to mock and shame her.
Thankfully, there were a number of sane voices to applaud the actress and put the shamers in their place.
Remember, guys, feminism is all about choice.*
*As long as you choose a path feminists agree with.