SUNDAY’S QUOTE


“A marketplace has emerged where public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry,” she asks. “How is the money made? Clicks. The more shame, the more clicks; the more clicks, the more advertising dollars … We are in a dangerous cycle: the more we click on this kind of gossip, the more numb we get to the human lives behind it. And the more numb we get, the more we click.” – Monica Lewinsky

Monica Lewinsky brought up her infamous affair with former US President Bill Clinton back in 1998, while Monica was a White House intern and Clinton was the leader of the free world. She gave a TED Talk at the 2015 event in Vancouver, Canada, on Thursday, Mar. 19, during which she said –

“At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss,”  but “At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences. “  She asked – “Who didn’t make a mistake at 22?”

“I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo and, of course, ‘that woman.’ I was known by many, but actually known by few. – Monica Lewinsky

It is Nicolaus Mills’ concept of a “culture of humiliation.”

“Now I admit I made mistakes — especially wearing that beret — but the attention and judgment that I received — not the story, but that I personally received — was unprecedented,” she says. “I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo and, of course, ‘that woman.’ I was known by many, but actually known by few. I get it. It was easy to forget ‘that woman’ was dimensional and had a soul.” Listen heart breaking ”culture of humiliation” from MONICA LEWINSKY on TED Talk

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