Monica Lewinsky Speaks On Being The First Public Victim Of Slut Shaming

“I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo, and of course That Woman. I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it. It was easy to forget that That Woman was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken”

Monica Lewinsky gave a talk at the TED conference in Vancouver this past weekend titled ‘The Price Of Shame’ about online bullying culture in this golden age of social media. Being involved in a presidential sex scandal at the same time the internet was making its mainstream debut in households across the country, made her one of the first public examples of slut-shaming, even before we’d coined the term. And even now, decades later, she still carries the stigma of being a national punchline. Here are some of the highlights from her incredibly interesting, and timely, talk. There is also a full video of her talk below.


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