Clayton Echard sends Sarah, Genevieve home before rose ceremony

Over the course of my first full season of watching ABC’s “The Bachelor,” I have been studying Mizzou’s own Clayton Echard. Fans in the #BachelorNation have given him a lot of grief over the season for being boring, criticizing his (admittedly) questionable character judgment skills and wondering why the series went from the first Black Bachelor to … a man whose defining character trait is his desire for marriage.

A part of me does feel for the guy — there’s a lot of vulnerability at stake when you put your search for love out there in front of the world, which can be as cold and unforgiving as, well, Shanae. But another part of me can’t help but notice the innate inequity of what Clayton is asking of the nine women who remain.