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#Metoo opens Monica Lewinsky the eyes

Twenty years ago, I was Monica Lewinsky is known worldwide because she had an affair with the then Us president Bill Clinton. A affair where much to say about it, but with mutual consent, she held, until recently, full. But now – in these times of #Metoo – she looks at it differently.

Monica Lewinsky was a 22-year-old intern at the White House for an affair with president Bill Clinton. When the president by another woman, Paula Jones of sexual assault was accused, was also Lewinsky …

Monica Lewinsky was a 22-year-old intern at the White House for an affair with president Bill Clinton. When the president by another woman, Paula Jones of sexual assault was accused, was also Lewinsky answered and came to the light.

Clinton denied anything at first – ‘I have no sexual relationship with that woman’ – but had his story correction – ” I have an inappropriate relationship with miss Lewinsky, when he was confronted with evidence, such as a bespoke blue dress with spermavlekken that Lewinsky had preserved. The Republicans wanted the president to let off because he’s perjury would have been committed, but the resolution therefor was not adopted and Clinton could stay on.

With mutual consent

The affair remains Lewinksy, who themselves because of the constant online humiliations once described as one of the first black sheep of the internet, today chase.

Getting a job was difficult: applications ran, again and again, nothing out of because of her ‘history’. The offers they have received – and which, according to her a lot of money would have all had to do with the affair, and that she would prefer not to adopt because that is not correct would have been’, she wrote four years ago in the American magazine Vanity Fair.

Lewinsky was suicidal thoughts, she wrote in the same essay. “”I have never tried to get out of the life, but at certain moments was that the urge to be big.’

In the same piece she gave to the affair with Clinton, in spite of everything, with mutual consent. ‘The “abuse” came afterward, when I as a scapegoat staged was, to use his position to protect.’ It was that she felt alone during that trial. “Yes, I got a lot of letters with statements of support in 1998 and yes, my family and my friends supported me, thank goodness, but all in all, I was alone. So. Very. Only.’

No, probably not

There she looks now something else. In a new piece forVanity Fair, explains Lewinsky matter how they already understand that there is more to the hand. “The way that it led, was littered with inappropriate abuse of power, position and privilege. Point, sounds it today.

Now, at the age of 44, she says, to realize that the difference in power between a president and a 22-year-old intern certainly has its impact on the concept of ‘mutual consent’. It is complicated, she admits – because what does that mean exactly: ‘give permission’? – but nevertheless: “He was my boss. He was the most powerful man in the world. He was 27 years older and had enough life experience to know better. He was at that time at the height of his career, while I like the first job after my education.’

That new insight has them for a large part due to the #metoo movement, “she says, giving them the whole thing through a different “lens” and go realize is that they are not alone. “I am much gratitude is owed to the heroines of #metoo and Time’s up. They go loudly against the tacit collusion for a long time powerful men have protected when it comes to sexual abuse, sexual assault, and abuse of power.’

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