Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Monica Lewinsky: Human Being

I just finished watching Monica Lewinsky's TED Talks speech, and I highly recommend it. It brought me to tears twice. The first time was because of the shame I felt, knowing I had been even a tiny part of the cyclone of shit that smacked the 22-year-old woman in the face and ruined her life.

I, too, used to think of her as "that woman." She was the perfect image of The Whore in the whore-virgin-mother thing. It wasn't until quite recently that I came to realize that she was a victim of a relationship with an extreme power imbalance and guilty of literally nothing. The scandal was Bill Clinton's fault.

But of course Monica Lewinsky whose life got ruined, because she's the woman. And we are the sexual gatekeepers. Apparently not even the goddamn fucking President of the United Fucking States of America can control himself when it comes to sex. Why are men allowed to lead, again?

Anyway, watch the speech.

   

Monica Lewinsky is officially amazing and always has been.

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