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Hello Readers, Linda here. Today I want to talk about Monica Lewinsky. For those who do not remember, she was caught in a White House scandal with then President Bill Clinton. It was determined that she gave him oral sex on several occasions. She was only 23 years old at the time and President Clinton was much older and wiser, after all he WAS the President! She decided to come out and create a twitter account and also talk about her side of the story. For years she has been humiliated by her indiscretion with the former President. My opinion is that she got the brunt of the blame of the entire incident. That is simply not fair! The former President first denied any sexual contact with Ms. Lewinsky until it was finally proven that he was lying. Was he impeached? Yes, but later he was acquitted on the charge. He just goes on with his life like nothing ever happened and Ms. Lewinsky has to pay for this for the rest of her life. Not FAIR!
Then there is the matter that the former President was is married and his wife chose to stay with him even after all of this. I believe she has political motivations for staying with him and I guarantee that this is not the first or last affair he had or will have. Shame on Hilary for putting up with that infidelity! Then to run Ms. Lewinsky's name through the mud like she was the only one at fault? Ridiculous!
This happens way too often where the men get away with everything but the woman is viewed as a s%^t or home wrecker. It takes two to tango and he needs to take the blame for his part.
Now she is speaking out on what happened and is getting ridiculed by the Media. This is America where we have freedom of speech and you cannot tell me that the former President didn't flirt or entice Ms. Lewinsky into having oral sex. He was much older, married, the President and morally responsible to attain a Presidential role model and citizen as the President. Shame on the media and shame on the former President Clinton for not coming to the defense of Ms. Lewinsky at this time.
Was she wrong? Of course she was wrong but so was the President. I am not giving Ms. Lewinsky a pass but lets call it like it is and not make this out to be all her fault.
I was a victim of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault in the workplace and I can totally understand how easy it would be for her to be pulled in by the former President. Obviously she wanted to do what she did and it was a mistake but lets all get over the mistake she made and give her some credit for speaking out and coming out of hiding. By the way, my Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault was not wanted by me and I suffered for over 10 years and I still have symptoms to this day. Scandals like these are most always his word against hers and the public and the media will spin the issue to whatever side they are on. Where are all of the Women's rights people who should be standing behind Ms. Lewinsky at this time?
In my heart I believe that this whole "coming out" with Ms. Lewinsky could go a lot smoother if the former President had the balls to stand behind Ms. Lewinsky at this time. It would show great character on his part, something that he is lacking as a Man who cowards and hides behind the media while Ms. Lewinsky is going through her own private nightmare.
“I am determined to have a different ending to my story. I've decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past,” she wrote.
More power to her, I think she should speak out and say what she wants, after all it is her constitutional right.