I can’t figure out why Kim Kardashian was able to ride a sex video to fame and fortune, while Monica Lewinsky is unemployed and a punchline. In a teaser for an article that hasn’t even hit the press yet, she relates that she never found a respectable job.
After moving between London (where she got her master’s degree in social psychology at the London School of Economics), Los Angeles, New York, and Portland, Oregon, she interviewed for numerous jobs in communications and branding with an emphasis on charity campaigns, but, “because of what potential employers so tactfully referred to as my ‘history,’” she writes, “I was never ‘quite right’ for the position.
Amanda Hess points out the horrible double standard that still exists for cheaters. “As Bill Clinton rakes in cash off of book deals and speaking engagements like any other former president, Lewinsky is left to feed on scraps from the scandal.”
I hope that the article gives Lewinsky a second chance. She sounds smart and even funny in the article. Good for her.