Barr hearing marks first time Senate Judiciary has GOP women serving on panel

The Hill

Two female Republican senators are serving on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time in the history of the panel.

Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) kicked off their first hearing on the panel on Tuesday, attending the high-profile hearing on President Trump’s nomination of William Barr to serve as his next attorney general. Read more>>>

FORMER NY TIMES EXECUTIVE EDITOR: SURE, THE TIMES’ REPORTING IS ANTI-TRUMP

Powerline 

Jill Abramson is a former executive editor of the New York Times. She made her name in 1995 with a book, co-written with Jane Meyer, taking Anita Hill’s side in the matter of Clarence Thomas — a battle she’s still waging after all these years.

The 1995 book was called “Strange Justice.” But Abramson seems a little strange herself. John ridiculed her for keeping a Barack Obama doll in her purse and calling on it for comfort in the distressing Age of Trump. Read more>>>

Padma Lakshmi Revealed What She Wants To Change About “Top Chef”

Buzzfeed News

Padma Lakshmi says she felt compelled to tell her own #MeToo story after President Donald Trump expressed doubt over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in September.

Lakshmi, who was interviewed on Sunday night’s episode of BuzzFeed News’ Profile by new host Ashley Ford, said the president’s words sparked a fire in her, but she wasn’t sure of the best way to tell her story. Read more>>>

10 women of 2018 who wouldn’t be silenced

Salon

It’s been 26 years since the so-called “Year of the Woman,” when a record number of women were elected to Congress in 1992. Four senators and 24 representatives were sent to Capitol Hill, following contentious Supreme Court hearings for then-nominee Clarence Thomas, who was accused by Anita Hill of sexual harassment. Read more>>>

Government Shutdown Means the Violence Against Women Act is Expired

Jezebel

The government shutdown officially began at midnight, which means the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has expired and programs that assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault will be left without funding.

The VAWA was passed in response to Anita Hill’s 1994 testimony alleging sexual harassment by Supreme Court Justice (then nominee) Clarence Thomas, and it expired just three months after Christine Blasey Ford endured a similar ordeal after testifying that Supreme Court Justice (then nominee) Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. Read more>>>

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

Reflector.com

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>>>

 

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