Saturday, April 16, 2016

Monica Lewinsky on mobbing: ‘The shame sticks to you like tar’

Monica Lewinsky: ‘The shame sticks to you like tar’ | Technology | The Guardian has many good bits. Here's one: "These days, she’s often approached by victims of online bullying, “when I’m on the subway, in line for coffee, at dinner parties.” Shamed people tend to seek each other out, the cure for shame being empathy. “Sometimes they’ll say, ‘I went through this, but it’s nothing like what you went through.’ But I tell them that, if I drown in 60ft of water and you drown in 30ft, we both still drowned. You either know what it’s like to be publicly shamed or you don’t.”"