Monica Lewinsky on what it's like to be slut-shamed by the entire world

Photograph by Mark Seliger

Photograph by Mark Seliger

"How does it feel to be America’s premier blow-job queen,” someone asked Monica Lewinsky at a public appearance in 2001.

It’s hurtful and it’s insulting,” I said, attempting to gather my wits. “And as insulting as it is to me, it’s even more insulting to my family. I don’t actually know why this whole story became about oral sex. I don’t. It was a mutual relationship.… The fact that it did is maybe a result of a male-dominated society.”

In her own words, at Vanity Fair.