Lewinsky Price Of Shame Analysis

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Diagnostic Essay: Monica Lewinsky’s Price of Shame How much are you willing to pay for the price of shame to go away? Monica Lewinsky gave a TED Talk in March 2015 titled The Price of shame, in her speech she talks about her Internet Scandal 17 years ago on having an affair with the President of the United States and how being public shamed had affected her. She goes on about the increase in public shaming in the present day, and how it is now a blood sport, that the world needs an intervention on the internet in our culture. I agree with Lewinsky primary argument because we don’t need to put people down based on mistakes they have made, we are humans they are things we can’t control, we need more compassion and empathy for the mistakes…show more content…
Using gossip websites or social media to catch the attention of the reader to make money advertising. “ How is the Money made? Clicks. The more shame, the more clicks, the more advertising dollars” (Lewinsky). The more clicks people make on to stories of public shaming the more people become numb to the human behind the story. Our culture has accepted public shaming, the behavior of cyberbullying, trolling and hacking make us not consider the life’s they are affecting. As we see the stories of people being publicly shamed or bullied someone is making money off their suffering. Having compassion for the people behind the stories will lead to less suicide…show more content…
We need an intervention in our culture and our internet to stop making public shaming into a blood sport. I agree with Lewinsky primary agreement because we shouldn’t be bashed people or use their secrets against them. We are all humans, we all make mistakes we need to go back to the basics where compassion and forgiveness was the key, not daily reminder of humiliation of the mistake you’ve made “Have compassion for yourself. We all deserve compassion, and to live both online and off in a more compassionate world.”

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