As people on Twitter shared the worst career advice they'd ever received, Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern turned anti-bullying activist, tweeted about a career decision she made that eventually changed her life.
Adam Grant, a psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, asked on Twitter: "What's the worst career advice you've ever received?" He then listed the three that he had received.
Monica Lewinsky's entry: "an internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume". Her reply has since gone viral.
an internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume. ????— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 14, 2019
Ms Lewinsky, a 22-year-old White House intern in the late 1990s, made headlines after her affair with then-US president Bill Clinton nearly brought down his presidency and eventually got him impeached, though the Senate failed to convict and remove him from office.
The scandal led to years of humiliation for Ms Lewinsky, who was vilified by Clinton supporters after the details of the affair were made public. Having endured years of ridicule, Ms Lewinsky - who only reemerged into the public eye a few years ago - has since taken up the cause of anti-bullying, becoming one of its ardent advocates.
Ms Lewinsky, now 45, had long maintained that the relationship was consensual. In recent years however, she has reevaluated that view, considering the power imbalance between a president and an intern. Critics even argued that while Ms Lewinsky was subjected to years of public humiliation, Bill Clinton emerged from the scandal relatively unscathed.
In light of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, Bill Clinton -- often accused of having used his position of power to his benefit -- was questioned about his handling of the scandal. In June 2018, he told a US television network in an interview that he wouldn't handle the Monica Lewinsky scandal any differently, "if the facts were the same today".
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