Monica Lewinsky. If you are too young to know who she is, watch this. Back in 1998, as she says, she was “Patient Zero” for online scandals and being publicly humiliated all over the world. And she makes the case for more compassion and empathy online today. Peace, Monica.
I have also felt kind of bad for a Journaling piece I did back in 1998. I redid the post with that piece in it, with an explanation and apology. We were all so sick of the story back then. Nobody cared about it. We all knew it was just a desperate witch hunt that didn't even work. Clinton was impeached on Steve's birthday in December, but acquitted by the Senate, so it was all just an expensive waste of time and political posturing.
Also, here is Monica's piece in Vanity Fair that she mentioned in the speech.
Assault Prevention Tip: if pulled over by the police and you don't feel safe, call 911! The dispatcher can verify that your stop was called in and can stay on the line with you.
On romanticizing abusive behavior.
Felicia Day's post about shitty misogynistic online behavior.
A collection of tweets about shitty misogynistic online behavior.
Rolling Stone interview with Anita Sarkeesian about shitty misogynistic online behavior.
Brief quote: im pretty sure bromance is the perfect example of how embarrassingly fragile masculinity is. you know what a female bromance is called? a friendship