Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 38 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
Life Arts   

Monica Lewinsky on Shame and Public Humiliation

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   3 comments
Become a Premium Member Would you like to know how many people have read this article? Or how reputable the author is? Simply sign up for a Advocate premium membership and you'll automatically see this data on every article. Plus a lot more, too.
Author 512932
Message Al Hirschfield
Become a Fan
  (3 fans)


Monica Lewinsky The price of shame cut
(Image by YouTube, Channel: Cn Gi)
  Details   DMCA

I don't know how I happened upon this video. But it was one of the more powerful, eloquent and moving talks I'd heard in some time. This probably has a lot to do with the fact that "shame and public humiliation" is something Monica Lewinsky knows more about than just about anyone in modern history (with the possible exception of her former boss).

But what struck me most about this Ted Talk, which seems to have been delivered in 2015 (it's actually a little hard to be certain), is that precisely what she's warning about, was in fact brought to fruition just months later by the media phenomenon of Donald Trump.

"A marketplace has emerged where public humiliation is a commodity and shame is an industry."

After listening to her, it's much easier to understand how the progressive dehumanization of our cheap thrill, profit-motivated, media culture, played a crucial role in the success of our current President.

(Article changed on October 17, 2020 at 00:49)

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Al Hirschfield Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

A rapidly aging boy from NJ, with a somewhat radical political bent, who, after quite some time, seems to finally (in the truest sense of the word) be getting it together... Om Sai Ram

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Bill Gates Already Building Factories to Manufacture Covid-19 Vaccines

Chomsky Gives a Sobering Assessment of Sanders' Chances

Why Sanders Will Slaughter Trump

Why Tulsi Voted "Present"

Bernie's Cabinet

Trump Could Still Be Jailed for Sedition Even if Not Convicted in the Senate

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: