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Anita Hill

Why Women Don't Report Sexual Harassment

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Margaret Gardiner

In light of the Roger Ailes allegations at Fox News people ask how women can be sexually harassed and not only stay in contact with the alleged perpetrator, but also speak well of them? A 2015 study found that one in three women have been sexually harassed and that 71 percent did not report it. That's staggering until one takes a closer look.


Andrew Cristi | Posted 06.25.2016 | Entertainment
Andrew Cristi

Photo Credit: Frank Masi/HBO With a juicy dramatic role in HBO's smash success Confirmation and weekly chance to show off her hilarious comedic chop...

It's an Accessible Life: My 24-Hour Journey

Sally Swanson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women
Sally Swanson

The level of stress and intense competition was at an all-time high. I was determined to become an architect no matter what -- not even being subjected to sexual harassment.

Making it Easier to Report Sexual Harassment Isn't Enough

Holly Kearl | Posted 05.06.2016 | Impact
Holly Kearl

Making it easier for a harassed person to report is very important, but in general, companies need to do more, especially if they know that some of their employees are harassers.

Sexual Harassment: The More Things Change...

Susan R. Lichtenstein | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Susan R. Lichtenstein

I hate the smell of gin. That's what I kept thinking about as I watched HBO's movie, "Confirmation," which revisited the uproar surrounding Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's confirmation hearings.

Anita Hill Taught Us a Lesson That Today's Obstructionist Republicans Have Forgotten

Nan Aron | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Nan Aron

Anita Hill believed in the system and trusted the process, even though in the end it betrayed her. The Republican obstructionists today have disrespected the system, turned their back on the process, and taken the coward's way out.

10 Things I Learned from Confirmation

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 04.25.2016 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I watched the HBOFilms Confirmation about the confirmation hearings of Clarence Thomas in 1991 and Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment. He...

What Living In The 'Mad Men' Era Taught Me About Women's Rights

Arlene Schindler | Posted 04.20.2016 | Fifty
Arlene Schindler

As scores of young women begin new jobs post-graduation-- for many their first summer in an office-- they face a workplace where they will undoubtedly be challenged, though hopefully not by unwanted advances. Those ways in those days decades ago would strike most young women today as unbelievably shocking.

The Devil vs. Anita Hill

Sherry Caris | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Sherry Caris

It was during the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings for Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court, when Anita Hill was forced to make her accusations against Clarence Thomas' sexual harassment, with absolutely nothing to gain and everything to lose.

Former Congresswoman Reflects On Fighting Sexist Bullshit In The '90s

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women

In October 1991, Rep. Pat Schroeder was one of 31 women in Congress -- there were two in the Senate and 29 in the House. It was also the month when An...

Social Silencing Is Destroying Our Humanity

Rachel Mason | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
Rachel Mason

When someone has the courage to be a whistleblower, we must listen with compassion, if only for one reason, so that we end the pattern of social intimidation which keeps all of us from reporting abuse.

HBO and Sexual Harassment

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.17.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

HBO'sConfirmation captures a lot of the electrifying and byzantine battle, especially the cowardice of Joe Biden, who could have done so much more to help Hill and stand up to the GOP, stand up for truth.

14 Women On Sexual Harassment Since Anita Hill

The Cut | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women
The Cut

Hill's recollection of incidents in which Thomas, her superior, had professed his interest in bestiality porn and Long Dong Silver, was a sobering wake-up call to members of the generation that had both endured the fanny-slapping Mad Men era and given rise to the women's-rights movement.

'Confirmation' And The Silencing Of Black Women To Shield Black Men

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women

There's a moment in HBO's "Confirmation" that sums up the complicated dynamics of the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas sexual harassment hearings. Hill, pla...

Why Anita Hill’s 1991 Testimony Is So Haunting Today

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.15.2016 | Women

In October 1991, 35-year-old law professor Anita Hill sat in front of the U.S. Senate Judiciary committee to testify about the sexual harassment she s...

How Anita Hill's Story Sparked A Movement For Women In Politics

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.15.2016 | Black Voices

Director Rick Famuyiwa was surprised to meet so many young people who were completely unaware of Anita Hill. This discovery is partly why he said he, ...

What Anita Hill Thinks Feminists Can Learn From Angry Men

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.19.2016 | Women

When you are a woman who writes online -- be it for a big publication like The Huffington Post or in 140 characters on Twitter -- the conventional wis...

Kerry Washington: 'In The Beginning, Anita Hill Wanted Nothing To Do With Me'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 04.12.2016 | OWN

This weekend, Kerry Washington will star in HBO's "Confirmation" as Anita Hill, the woman who accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during hear...

Washington Post Reporter: 'I Could Have Been Anita Hill'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.08.2016 | Women

Veteran reporter Sally Quinn shook a packed theater at Lincoln Center Friday morning with one sentence. "I could have been Anita Hill," she said. Qui...

Anita Hill On Why Her Testimony Still Matters 25 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Black Voices

Twenty-five years after law professor Anita Hill accused then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, HBO is bringing her ...

Kerry Washington On Fearlessly Standing Up For What She Believes In

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.15.2016 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington is fierce and in charge on the cover of Elle magazine's April issue. Donning a simple, yet powerful crewneck that reads "Cassius Cla...

Audre Lorde Magic

Linda_Villarosa | Posted 02.16.2016 | Queer Voices

We black girls have our magic, but we need the words of Audre Lorde now more than ever. And in these messy times, so does everyone else.

Will Hillary's Campaign Self-Destruct (again)?

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Now that Bernie Sanders has won New Hampshire handily, perhaps we should ask whether Hillary's campaign may be repeating its self-destruction of eight...

Friday Talking Points -- Conservatives Are Revolting!

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A full 22 conservative thinkers (although, with the likes of Glenn Beck and William Kristol in the mix, we do of necessity use that term quite broadly) all weighed in on why Donald Trump is a terrible candidate for Republicans to consider making their presidential nominee, and why Trump is an all-around terrible human being.

David Brock: Hillary's the One

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Fran Moreland Johns

In the Commonwealth Club audience were more than a few who had earlier chanted "Run, Bernie run!" when another candidate dropped by, but Brock got a rousing applause. The left, it seems, is substantially more considerate than the right.