Tuesday 21 November 2017

People don't steal other people – they just make choices

Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky

Lorraine Courtney

We all know that infidelity hurts but who's to blame when a man cheats? Answer: All blame can be placed on the woman he cheats with and there is no better example of this than the public perception of Monica Lewinsky.

'Vanity Fair' has just published a teaser for its exclusive interview with Monica Lewinsky (pictured) where she writes about her notorious dalliance with Bill Clinton. When news of her affair with Clinton broke back in 1998, she was arguably the most humiliated person in the world. The interview includes some criticisms of Hillary Clinton where Monica said: "I find her impulse to blame the woman – not only me, but herself – troubling."

Fair play to Monica for defending herself. No one else will stand up for her. Only cruel stereotypes abound when it comes to women who get involved with men who are already taken. Just consider the 'She's a Homewrecker' website where rejected wives and girlfriends express their anger at their female love rivals, not the man who actually cheated on them, in a vicious example of girl-on-girl nastiness.

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