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S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

S2 Ep. 7: Bedfellows

Update: 2018-09-2648
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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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Eddie Casella

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around feminists being conflicted in their choice to support the president. on one hand they do not want to support the right wing evangelicals and on the other they do not want to turn their backs on the Democrats. Here is where I have a problem with that rationing. even if they did support impeachment, they wouldn't necessarily be supporting right wingers. Al Gore, a democrat, would have taken office. so I don't know how accurate that is. it doesn't make sense to me.

Aug 29th
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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

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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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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