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Someone Apologizes For Blindly Hating On Women Without Seeing The Full Picture, Gets Mixed Reactions
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Someone Apologizes For Blindly Hating On Women Without Seeing The Full Picture, Gets Mixed Reactions

As we get older, our perspectives change and we gain the ability to look back differently on events we remember. We can only hope that one of those changes is being able to look back with more empathy.

This Tumblr user’s post about some famously vilified women highlights how easily pop culture and news can take sides against certain figures and the public can latch onto it. That negative impression can take years or decades for us to reconsider as adults with empathy for someone whose personal life ended up in the public eye, and without something to prove to our peers by laughing and agreeing with vicious headlines.

The post gives examples of women who were viciously mocked for situations that spiraled out of their control and did the most harm to them, as well as those who were reduced to casting or creative choices that didn’t go over as well as expected and stuck to them for the rest of their careers to come.

A Tumblr user made a post taking back the judgmental statements they’d believed

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*We note that while the user writes that Monica Lewinsky was assaulted, Lewinsky herself describes her 1996 affair with then-president Bill Clinton as consensual, but indeed a “gross abuse of power.”

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Commenters were quick to start debating some of the points made in the apology

Others agreed with the author of the post and added their own thoughts

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I'll add - Taylor Swift for looking at her like if there's anything wrong with having a couple of boyfriends. Miley Cyrus for criticizing her for experimenting and growing up her own way.

Pamela24
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2 years ago

Sergio: What is wrong about multiple relationships? As long as they're consensual - there's no issue. She's not hurting anybody by it.

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Liz Perry
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2 years ago

Even at 19 I never judged Lewinsky, but I still think Linda Tripp is a snake for exposing Lewisky against her wishes.

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
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2 years ago

You're being too hard on snakes. Some of them are pretty cool

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Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

While she has acknowledged the imbalance of power, Monica Lewinsky has repeatedly said that her encounters with Clinton were consensual. To call her a victim of sexual assault is to deny her agency.

Pamela24
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2 years ago (edited)

Consensual but he was in a position of power, he should have been the responsible one. But I get your point. I just still think many of us (including myself) should look into their conscience and realize that the amount of judgment that she received was nowhere close to the size of her mistake. And therefore she definitely has her place on the list of famous women that many of us owe our apologies to.

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Pamela24
Community Member
2 years ago

I'll add - Taylor Swift for looking at her like if there's anything wrong with having a couple of boyfriends. Miley Cyrus for criticizing her for experimenting and growing up her own way.

Pamela24
Community Member
2 years ago

Sergio: What is wrong about multiple relationships? As long as they're consensual - there's no issue. She's not hurting anybody by it.

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Liz Perry
Community Member
2 years ago

Even at 19 I never judged Lewinsky, but I still think Linda Tripp is a snake for exposing Lewisky against her wishes.

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
2 years ago

You're being too hard on snakes. Some of them are pretty cool

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Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

While she has acknowledged the imbalance of power, Monica Lewinsky has repeatedly said that her encounters with Clinton were consensual. To call her a victim of sexual assault is to deny her agency.

Pamela24
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Consensual but he was in a position of power, he should have been the responsible one. But I get your point. I just still think many of us (including myself) should look into their conscience and realize that the amount of judgment that she received was nowhere close to the size of her mistake. And therefore she definitely has her place on the list of famous women that many of us owe our apologies to.

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