February 21, 2001
Question: Is Monica Lewinsky a Heartless Bitch?
On the one hand, she let herself be used like a blowup fuck doll, just an
orifice in which Bill could satisfy an urge. On the other, she's in her
mid-20's, and with no discernable skills, (aside from those mentioned in the
Starr Report), is managing to live quite nicely in New York, pulling down a
6-figure income. She came through this whole thing much better than when
she went in as an unpaid intern, so one has to concede she made the best of
her circumstance. In fact, when you get down to it, there might be some
question as to who was using whom.
The only troubling part about her joining the ranks of H.B.-hood is the fact
that she's pretty much a bubble-head. One of the defining characteristics of
an H.B. is a fully functional brain. I can't help thinking that conferring
HB status on her is an insult to many true HBs.
Just FYI, I'm a male, 40, married to an original HB, happily. I enjoy
your site, have written before, (I nominated Arianna Huffington), and was
curious about the HB take on the whole sordid situation.
Hope you'll be around a long time.