Activist, writer, and handbag designer Monica Lewinsky is speaking out after she was reportedly disinvited from an event hosted by amagazine and, in so doing, turning attention to how much further the #MeToo movement has to go.

Lewinsky tweeted on Wednesday that she had an invitation pulled for an event hosted by a magazine that was centered on social change after Bill Clinton had decided to also attend. 鈥淓mily Post would def not approve,鈥 Lewinsky said, citing the famous author and etiquette expert to chide the magazine for its rudeness. HuffPost would later report that the magazine in question was Town & Country; according toCNN, the event was the magazine鈥檚 fifth annual Philanthropy Summit. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, including Emma Gonz谩lez, were panelists at the event, and were introduced by Clinton.

Lewinsky, of course, was thrown into the national spotlight in the late 1990s when it was revealed that she and Clinton had an affair while she was an intern at the White House. For lying about the affair, in which a seriously huge power dynamic was at play and during which Lewinsky was barely out of her teens, Clinton was impeached by the House of Representatives. And though she hadn鈥檛 done anything wrong, it was Lewinsky (much more than Clinton) who, for years, was vilified in the press and treated like a punchline.

In an essay she wrote for Vanity Fair in March, Lewinsky said that the investigation into Clinton made her life a 鈥渓iving hell鈥 and that she has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the bullying she endured after the affair was made public.

She also wrote that women coming forward to speak out against powerful men in the renewed #MeToo moment have helped her deal with her own trauma: 鈥淕iven my PTSD and my understanding of trauma, it鈥檚 very likely that my thinking would not necessarily be changing at this time had it not been for the #MeToo movement鈥攏ot only because of the new lens it has provided but also because of how it has offered new avenues toward the safety that comes from solidarity.鈥

In recent years, Lewinsky has emerged as an anti-bullying activist, a writer, and a bit of a popular personality on Twitter. She has given a TED Talk about bullying on social media and launched a bullying prevention public service announcement campaign called 鈥淚n Real Life鈥 last year.

After news broke that it was Town & Country that had dissed Lewinsky, the magazine issued a brief apology on Twitter. On Thursday morning the magazine鈥檚 account tweeted, 鈥淲e apologize to Ms. Lewinsky and regret the way the situation was handled.鈥

After years of being ostracized, vilified, and traumatized, Lewinsky certainly doesn鈥檛 deserve to be snubbed because Clinton (who never sought to defend her) was invited. Particularly in a moment where many institutions are at least paying lip-service to women鈥檚 empowerment and safety, one can only hope this moment will serve as a lesson.

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