The main thing I draw from the Anthony Weiner incident is that the greater shame is in our puerile culture and how the media feeds the frenzy. On its own face their actions are ludicrous and the well-paid media honchos should be equally ashamed.
Every time a man in a position of power, especially a smart one with the mandate to do good in the world, behaves in a manner that suggests he is divorced from responsibility, he does far more harm than just to himself and his family.
Shola was a teenager -- six feet tall, rail thin and heartbreakingly gorgeous. Two months pregnant, hungry, with no education, no skills and her health collapsing, Shola made a poor and disempowered woman's classic "choiceless choice."