Voice From The Past: Monica Lewinsky Joins The #MeToo Movement And Composes A Striking Essay

Date March 1, 2018

In a wave of stories about sexual harassment from influential men, the former trainee of the White House, Monica Lewinsky, decided to recall the events of 20 years ago and composed a striking essay under the recent impact of #MeToo movement.


Another sexual scandal

In October 2017, the world was shaken by another sexual scandal featuring Harvey Weinstein – the famous American filmmaker. Ashley Judd has accused the producer of sexual harassment that took place during the process of filming. Later on, up to 50 other Hollywood actresses, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, claimed that Harvey had also tried to seduce them.

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As a result, the world has first seen a new hashtag #MeToo popularized by another suffered actress Alyssa Milano. She suggested using it to share the painful stories of sexual harassment.

Essence of the essay

In the recent interview for the Vanity Fair magazine, Monica Lewinsky stated that the rise of the #MeToo movement made her look at the relationship with the former owner of the White House.


Only now, at 44, I begin to understand about the inequality of the situation between the president and the intern of the White House.

Being inspired by the recent uplift of the popular campaign, Monica published a striking essay, recollecting the events happened 20 years ago.

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In her confession, she does not deny that everything happened between her and Clinton took place by mutual agreement, but she believes that the abuse of power still took place.


Lewinsky understands that in her case, there can be no talks of sexual violence.

If I have learned anything since then, it is that you cannot run away from who you are or from how you’ve been shaped by your experiences.

Despite this, the woman who has almost stopped the political career of the 42nd US president is working hard to promote the #MeToo campaign.


TED experience

Monica has already had an experience of promoting social problems. Recently, Lewinsky took the stage of TED Talks, where she announced about the problem of public shame and cyberbullying.

Perhaps, she is one of the best examples of these problems and can share good advice like nobody else.


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