[Guest post by Aaron Worthing; if you have tips, please send them here. Or by Twitter @AaronWorthing.]
That is a particularly deluded line from this profile in the Daily Mail talking about Monica Lewinsky’s life, more than a decade after… um… you know:
When Clinton’s memoir My Life came out in 2004, Miss Lewinsky spoke of her upset at its contents to the Daily Mail, saying rather than being a physical fling, it was a mutual relationship.
‘He could have made it right with the book, but he hasn’t. He is a revisionist of history. He has lied.
Bill Clinton? Lied? You’re kidding… Sadly, it goes on:
‘I really didn’t expect him to go into detail about our relationship’, she added. ‘But if he had and he’d done it honestly, I wouldn’t have minded.’
She believed he made it sound like the dalliance came only at her initiative and was purely physical.
‘He talked about it as though I had laid it all out there for the taking. I was the buffet and he just couldn’t resist the dessert.’
Clinton wrote that his affair with Monica revealed ‘the darkest part of my inner life’ and led to his temporary banishment from the White House bedroom.
He said on CBS’ 60 Minutes that he became involved with Lewinsky ‘for the worst possible reason. Just because I could.’
But according to Lewinsky at the time, ‘That’s not how it was. This was a mutual relationship, mutual on all levels, right from the way it started and all the way through.’
No, see Monica, you know that sex act you did for him, which was almost the exclusive way you two interacted sexually? You know, the one we now call a “Lewinsky?” That is the very opposite of mutuality. You gave him pleasure and he gave you very little in return. He was a selfish manchild, to be blunt. And that bit about having that affair with you because he could, that was him actually telling something like the truth. He used you because you let him, and even years after the fact, you don’t even understand that he used you.
But the real point isn’t to berate her. Truthfully I hope she does manage to find happiness. But for all the girls who actually crazily idolize this sort of thing, read the whole thing. Read how empty her life has become and take it as the cautionary tale it should be.
Seriously, girls, you have to have more respect for yourself than to be that kind of woman. I’m not saying you should be a nun, but to give your bodies away because someone is powerful or famous is just stupid; you just transform yourself into an object to be used.
[Posted and authored by Aaron Worthing.]