If you’re over 30, chances are Monica Lewinsky brings memories about presidential scandals You may think you know all you need to about that. I challenge you to rethink those events with your 2019 brain in gear.
The president of the United States asked a 22-year-old girl, his intern, for sex. I hope by now we all understand that she could not have given consent, that the president’s position of power was so absolute that consent was impossible.
When the story broke, Lewinsky became the butt of every late-night TV joke. That it became known as the “Monica Lewinsky Scandal” rather than the “Clinton sex scandal” speaks volumes to how it was handled.
Now Lewinsky has emerged as a leading voice in the fight against cyber-bullying, calling herself “Patient Zero of internet shaming.” On April 23 at Fort Lewis College, she will join a panel of local experts for a forum on cyber-bullying.
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