An article in the New York Times on March 19, in which Monica Lewinsky retaliates against a culture of public shame, opens with a description of her watching a performance of SLUT: The Play, published by the Feminist Press at CUNY. Like Lewinsky, the main character of the play watches her private life become a public scandal. The play has been praised by feminist leaders such as Hilary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, and Amy Poehler. One of the play's actresses wrote an article for Seventeen Magazine on February 18 about the dangers of slut-shaming and derogatory use of the word. MTV.com posted a video trailer for SLUT as well as an interview with the authors on February 6. Bustle posted the same trailer on January 23 in an article praising the reclaiming of the word "slut."
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