penelopetaynt (penelopetaynt) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Monica Lewinsky says Britney Spears Was Treated as Collateral Damage Back in the Day

Monica Lewinsky is owning her story and speaking out about the unfair treatment she and other women faced from the mainstream media in the not-so-distant past.

Monica compared her situation to the criticism Britney Spears faced in the media in the past.

"I think it's long overdue and wonderful to see it happening for different women in different arenas and scenarios," she explained.

"I made a mistake. Britney didn't. There were other young women this happened to, and there's an enormous amount of collateral damage. So I think it's not just an apology to a person; it's an apology to how you've affected a culture. What is sexual agency? What does it mean? It's not surprising that this de-objectifying of women is happening alongside the #MeToo movement. They braid together in a way that makes sense."

Monica currently serves as a producer on FX's Impeachment: American Crime Story telling her side of the infamous scandal that she was involved in.

Tags: #freebritney, #metoo, american horror story (fx), britney spears, politics

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