Jack Murray from brand storytelling agency All Good Tales tells George how Monica Lewinsky came through the afterlife of public ridicule
It’s March 19th, 2015 the annual TED talks conference is on in Vancouver’s Convention Centre. Monica Lewinsky stands in the centre of the room, surrounded by the audience like a gladiator in ancient Rome. Her feet firmly on the ground, hands poised and eyes expressive. She looks comfortable, sleekly coiffed and slowly begins.
Long before "slut-shaming" was even a term, Monica Lewinsky was its original target. Nearly 20 years ago, she found herself at the heart of a global political storm, after news of her secret affair with then US President Bill Clinton went brutally public.
The world viewed Lewinsky as a predator and publicly ridiculed her. To ‘The Wall Street Journal’ she was a “little tart”, to ‘The New York Post’ she was a “portly pepperpot” and ‘The New York Times’ branded her “ditsy”.
To late-night talk shows she was a never ending source of misogynistic material, she is an all-time favourite on Saturday Night Live. Her name, not only the punch-line of countless lewd jokes but is also mentioned in over 120 rap songs.
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