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S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

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Today it’s conventional wisdom that all feminists hypocritically turned their backs on Monica Lewinsky. In fact, the scandal provoked an intense debate within the feminist movement about sex, power, and consent. For some, it was obvious that Clinton had victimized Lewinsky and needed to be thrown overboard. For others, it was just as obvious that the scandal was part of a political war in which Clinton was the good guy. In the seventh episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh excavates the arguments and ideas that divided liberals—and feminists in particular—at the height of the scandal. 



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Francesca King

Are we afraid to admit that a President is a sexual being? What does it say about us aa a society refuse to believe that Monica was a sexual being that made say what she wanted and went after it? I wonder what would happen if we had a polyamorous President.

Jul 16th
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Francesca King

Francesca King Sorry, I swiped I a hurry. I meant to write: What does it say about us as a society that we refuse to acknowledge Monica's agency as a young woman and sexual being? I've been listening to the podcast and respondingI real time to my immediate thoughts of each episode. I still feel really conflicting about each episode.

Jul 16th
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Jennifer Arabella

Francesca King that must be awful

Jul 16th
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Francesca King

I don't think Monica was predatory. I think it was a spontaneous and convenient workplace affair. I wonder if it had been a normal workplace affair with a boss would we be talking about this?

Jul 16th
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Jennifer Arabella

Francesca King I agree, I also don't think so.

Jul 16th
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Lloyd Higley

Such hypocrites, if that would have been Bush, or Gingrich with an intern they would have all been screaming for their scalps.

Jan 6th
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Kalem Wedemyer

Lloyd Higley it doesn't. it's a response to your statement. They're all hypocrites when party comes first.

Jan 10th
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Bqueasy

Kalem Wedemyer throughout the series I kept thinking about Trump

Jan 9th
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