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Monica Lewinsky

One Thing a Woman Can't Do

Taylor Marsh | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

For women looking on and considering the first woman president, as the cable airwaves and social media rehash the sordid sexual drama of an American marriage, it's a reminder of what it took for Hillary Clinton to make it out of the shadows of her husband.

Prufrock, Lewinsky, and the Poetry of History

Poetry Foundation | Posted 12.07.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

How T. S. Eliot's lovelorn classic still sways us. By Austin Allen One of the more striking literary essays in recent memory appeared this summer to...

Justin Bieber's Big Reveal: America Still Loves to Punish Women

David Michael Conner | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
David Michael Conner

Women have made advancements in the workplace, but in all matters related to the bedroom, the cultural norm is to celebrate manhood -- both literally and figuratively -- while demonizing and diminishing women for their sexuality.

CNN Debate Moderator Jake Tapper Once Went On A Date With Monica Lewinsky

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Media

Guess who Jake Tapper, the moderator of Wednesday night's CNN debate, once went on a date with? Monica Lewinsky. No joke.  Tapper first dis...

The Hillary Disconnect

Lucinda Franks | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics
Lucinda Franks

Why is there this disconnect between the private and the public Hillary? Why can't a skilled politician who is in a historic race to become the first female president manage to marry the two?

Chantix Dreams

Francis Levy | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Chantix is a drug that is advertised on television to help people stop smoking. However, in addition to suicidal thoughts, one of the commercials warns "common side effects include... unusual dreams." Caveat Emptor! One wonders what these dreams might be and more importantly what they mean.

Carly Fiorina Fires Back At Idea That Hormones Cloud Women's Judgment

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 08.17.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina reminded a crowd at the Iowa State Fair on Monday what a double standard female leaders ...

The Great Gay Sex Scandal Switcheroo

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

This is political maneuvering at its best. Why had this idea not been used before? Can you imagine how many scandals could have been swept under the rug and how many careers could have been saved?

An Apology: How I Failed Monica Lewinsky

HopeLab | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media

I recently watched Monica Lewinsky's TED Talk. I was riveted. The former White House Intern has stepped back into the public arena in order to reclaim her narrative and, as she said, "give a purpose to my past."

The Shame Game

George Heymont | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Many LGBT adolescents are easy targets for classroom bullies. While their wounds may or may not heal, with today's social media it's easier for them to keep abreast of their tormentors. Some have even confronted and been able to foster a reconciliation with the people who once made their lives miserable.

Hillary Set To Move Past Prelims With Roosevelt Island Address (Are the Clintons Cynics or Realists?)

William Bradley | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

The Clintons like to sail pretty close to the wind to gain advantage in all circumstances. If we haven't learned that about them by now, we haven't le...

My Fellow Americans: Do We Really Want Another Clinton (Or Bush) in the White House?

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

As we prepare to enter "the silly season," backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton should think seriously about what and whom they are backing.

The Truth About Slut-Shaming

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Leora Tanenbaum

If you are a girl or young woman, you are damned if you don't and damned if you do. If you refrain from any expression of sexiness, you may be written off as irrelevant and unfeminine. But if you follow the guidelines, you run the risk of being judged, shamed and policed.

LaPierre's Hillary Rant: Since When Is Being Cheated on a Character Flaw?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Most offensive in LaPierre's insensitive, ignorant diatribe is that in these instances Hillary Clinton was the victim. Since when do we ridicule and punish victims for the actions of those who violate them?

First Nighter: Tracey Scott Wilson's 'Buzzer' Fizzles; 'Clinton the Musical' Frazzles

David Finkle | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Reviewers are not expected to be kind but to be fair. Every once in a while, though, a reviewer feels the need to be kind. Clinton The Musical (note no colon) has generated that feeling in me.

Monica Lewinsky and the Price of Sexual Shame

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Monica Lewinsky has been shamed and publicly humiliated for decades now. Although Clinton had a checkered past with other women, Lewinsky had become the focus of all of our public outrage about his affairs, and the brutalized victim of a new form of bullying, online attacks directly on her character.

Let's Hear It for Monica Lewinsky

Warren Adler | Posted 06.08.2015 | Entertainment
Warren Adler

Monica Lewinsky (photo credit: Reuters/Danny Moloshok) I have only seen brief snippets of The View on television. As an older white male, I hardl...

Yik Yak: The Age of Destructive Anonymity

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 06.01.2015 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

By 2015, it is safe to say social networks have revolutionized the way people interact. Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have grown so much that they are regularly used to strengthen national campaigns as well as international movements.

Social Media Makes Us All Bullies, Say Monica Lewinsky And Jon Ronson

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Technology

We tend to go to emotional extremes on social media.

Cyberbullying Is Not a Joke: Celebrities and Public Figures Can Make a Difference

Sue Scheff | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Sue Scheff

Sadly, we live in a culture of digital cruelty that no one is immune to. Whether you are a celebrity, the child of a sports figure, or an average person trying to get through life -- you can be struck down by the emotional keystrokes of cyber-bullets.

Why Monica Lewinsky Deserves Our Compassion -- Not Scorn

Mira Veda | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Mira Veda

"In 1998, I lost my reputation and my dignity... I lost my sense of self," Lewinsky explained. "When this happened to me, 17 years ago, there was no name for it. Now we call it cyber-bullying."

Monica Lewinsky Took Back Her Narrative In A Powerful TED Talk

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women

“At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss. At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences." That's how Monica Lewinsky began her m...

Why Hillary Is Knee-Deep in Email Troubles: She's a Control Freak

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Having spent years of her professional life embroiled, directly or indirectly, in politically-driven investigations she knows the importance of being in physical control of the evidence. But in failing to copy her emails to a dot-gov address when she was Secretary of State, she took her penchant for control a step too far.

Monica Lewinsky's Friend And Biographer Has A Plea For Americans

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Monica Lewinsky's friend and biographer Andrew Morton issued a request to Americans during his Tuesday interview with HuffPost Live: Stop using Monica...

Bill Clinton's Portrait Includes A Nod To Monica Lewinsky, Painter Says

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

Nelson Shanks, who painted a portrait of former President Bill Clinton in 2006, revealed in an interview published Sunday that there's more to the ima...