Anita Hill: A Hero for all of Us

JaneAnita Hill came to our town last week as the keynote speaker for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of ...more

Anita Hill Documentary

1991. Anita Hill....more

Unsought Leadership: How Anita Hill Called Out Workplace Harassment and Changed Everything

Was there ever any domination that did not appear natural to those who possessed it?--John Stuart Mill, 18th century economist If you’re a woman over 40, you’ve probably had an Anita Hill Moment. That aha when you realized those suggestive comments, undesired gropes, and surreptitious ass-pats you’d long endured in the male-dominated workplace had a name: sexual harassment.  ...more
The entire thing stunk of dirty liberal politics. She followed Thomas to his next job after the ...more

Imagine a Recent Morning with Ginni and Clarence Thomas...

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Justice Thomas' Wife Asks Anita Hill for an Apology; She Should Ask Her Husband

In an October 9 column for Slate, Dahlia Lithwick explained that historically, it's been very hard to be the wife of a Supreme Court justice. According to Lithwick, earlier generations of women, subjected to the forced anonymity traditionally expected of Justices' spouses, have been driven to drink, illness and despair. Some feel that explains why the wife of Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas felt compelled to leave a voicemail message on the office telephone of Anita Hill, the law professor who accused him of sexual harassment during his 1991 confirmation hearing. According to the New York Times, who said Hill played the recording for them, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas said that through prayer, Hill might be led to offer an explanation and apology "for what you did with my husband." ...more

Thanks everyone for your comments. It's so interesting that those confirmation hearings still ...more

Knicks Kicked--for $10 million

I cheered to myself this morning when I heard that the jury had awarded Anucha Brown Sanders $10 million dollars in her sexual harassment suit against Isaiah Thomas and Madison Square Garden. In her press conference yesterday she said something like, "I brought the suit for all working women." I was struck by the irony that this suit was settled the same week that Clarence Thomas is back in the news, saying that Anita Hill's description of his illegal sexualized behavior was false. ...more

It's 1991 All Over Again: The Thomas-Hill controversy returns

When Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court, back in 1991, his supporters wove a narrative about him that emphasized his character, intelligence and education, instead of more traditional qualifications such as experience before the Court or on the bench. Thomas had only been a judge for 18 months before the nomination, and had run two federal agencies and worked as a Congressional aide before that. ...more

You make a good point, Maria -- the Sanders verdict came down as I was preparing this post. ...more