Tuesday, March 05, 2024
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[Monica] Lewinsky writes of how her whole personhood, her whole adulthood, was marked and shaped by the sexual actions she took in her early twenties. It may seem, in comparison, that Hillary [Clinton]—already powerful and accomplished by the time the scandal erupted—escaped comparatively unscathed. Her power has surely only grown in the decades since the impeachment saga. But the legitimacy of that power is constantly questioned, by those on the right and on the left, based on the time her husband dallied with Lewinsky.

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[Monica] Lewinsky writes of how her whole personhood, her whole adulthood, was marked and shaped by the sexual actions she took in her early twenties. It may seem, in comparison, that Hillary [Clinton]—already powerful and accomplished by the time the scandal erupted—escaped comparatively unscathed. Her power has surely only grown in the decades since the impeachment saga. But the legitimacy of that power is constantly questioned, by those on the right and on the left, based on the time her husband dallied with Lewinsky.
— Rebecca Traister