A Culture of Humiliation

From the web: Culture & History

A courageous talk by Monica Lewinsky at TED in March 2015.

For having a love affair in her early twenties with then US President Bill Clinton, the public crucified her. She speaks on how she came to terms with the judgmental public outrage and to move on.

In 1998, after having been swept up into an improbable romance, I was then swept up into the eye of a political, legal and media maelstrom like we had never seen before…

What that meant for me personally was that overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one worldwide. I was patient zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.

Credit to Ursina

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