Anita Hill opens up about Me Too, her testimony, Kavanaugh and the ‘resistance’

The Star

Stories of women who have been sexually harassed, assaulted or mistreated have dominated the headlines and social media for more than a year as the message of Me Too has spread across nearly every industry around the world.

But now one of the movement’s most prominent icons says society needs to learn to recognize and address situations that could lead to sexual harassment long before they become full-blown lawsuits and crises. Read more >>>

Noemie Emery: One Anita Hill moment was enough, voters say

Washington Examiner

Did Dianne Feinstein lose the Senate for Democrats by trying to turn the battle of Justice Brett Kavanaugh into a second Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas fight? The answer is most likely yes.

Sen. Feinstein, D-Calif., didn’t intend this when she made the calculated decision to create the fiasco. But decide she did. She sat for more than two months on the letter that Christine Blasey Ford sent her. She released it only when Kavanaugh’s hearings were over, so that a new, stand-alone hearing would have to take place. She refused Ford’s request that she be allowed to testify in private and in California, as was her preference, making her instead come to Washington to participate in a day-long, nationally televised he-said-she-said extravaganza. Read more>>>

I Believe All Women, And So Should You

The Denisonian

This past weekend Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as the 114th associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States–where he will sit for a very long time. This news was devastating and heartbreaking to hear, but in all honestly I wasn’t surprised. Women continue to be undermined in their actions to bring sexual assault cases to light, and this situation was no different.

But I’m not here to simply talk about how disappointing the Kavanaugh case was, I’m here to talk about something that most people aren’t talking about: Black women. Read more>>>

Hill sees turning point in fight against harassment

America is ready to combat sexual harassment and assault, said the woman who became an early public face in the fight, but communities must support accusers.

Women’s rights activist and former law professor Anita Hill discussed how America has reached a turning point in responding to sexual harassment and assault on Thursday during East Carolina University’s Voyages of Discovery Series.

Hill was greeted with cheers and a standing ovation from hundreds who gathered at Wright Auditorium. Read more>>>

CC students attends Anita Hill Party

The Post Script 

Columbia College students had the opportunity to support a good cause, learn more about how they can be an advocate in their communities and why they should vote Nov. 6.

Twenty-seven years ago, Anita Hill testified against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment. Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee describing how Thomas would ask her sexual questions and discussed sexual details against her will. Read more>>>


Anita Hill talks about putting an end to sexual harassment

USC Annenberg Media

Anita Hill told college students they should speak up about sexual harassment.

At a forum in Bovard Auditorium on campus Thursday, the attorney and professor said her experience during the 1991 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is similar to what Christine Blasey Ford experienced this fall.

Hill went into detail about her experience with Thomas, who was confirmed despite her accusations of harassment more than two decades ago. She said she viewed it as “my job to tell what happened to me,” and encouraged young women experiencing harassment to be brave and tell their stories. Read more>>>

Anita Hill has unanswered questions regarding Kavanaugh

USC Dornsife

Anita Hill said she has “so many questions” that she would have liked to ask Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the Senate confirmation hearings in September, before his confirmation to the United States Supreme Court. Kavanaugh was accused by Christine Blasey Ford, now a professor of psychology, of assaulting her at a party when they were teenagers.

Twenty-seven years before Blasey Ford’s testimony, Hill, a professor of law, had sat before some of the same members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, describing allegations of sexual harassment that she said she had endured from U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas when she worked with him at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and, later, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Read more>>>

Hollywood Women Make History at First Power Women Summit: Takeaways and Next Moves

The Wrap

Hollywood women made history Thursday and Friday.

With 1,500 women from all across the media and entertainment industry, the Power Women Summit was the largest gathering ever of women in Hollywood aimed at moving forward on the goal of achieving gender equity in entertainment and media. Read more>>>

Outraged by Brett Kavanaugh confirmation? Make 2018 another Year of the Woman.

USA Today

It’s hard to imagine anything more depressing than the media and Republicans in Congress arguing that the Brett Kavanaugh hearings — along with the demeaning treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford — somehow constituted a political victory for the GOP.  But these people have confused winning a single battle for the larger war.  Despite the incredible pain provoked by Kavanaugh and his defenders, I have no doubt that opposing his nomination was a fight worth waging. In fact, history has already shown us the potential backlash that his appointment can spark against the GOP. Read more>>

Anna Eshoo, the First in Congress to Hear Blasey Ford’s Story, on the ‘Year of the Woman’


How does Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony about Brett Kavanaugh affect this year’s elections, compared to Anita Hill?

Dr. Blasey Ford is my constituent. She came to me in July—I’d never met her before—she told me her story. She understood very well the risks [of coming forward.] She weighed those risks, everything this involved, weighing her privacy, the consequences to herself and her family. She has demonstrated her willingness to risk these factors to present the truth. I’m grateful to her for choosing to speak out on one of the most consequential decisions in our county. Read more>>>


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