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My Kindergarten Teacher Almost Ruined "Feminism" for Me

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 03.07.2017 | Women
Shira Hirschman Weiss

As a young child, I had mixed reactions to the concept of feminism. While I always futuristically envisioned myself as an accomplished working woman l...

Liberals Are Sexist Too, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 03.06.2017 | Women

These are highly polarized times, but there are still some things that cut across party lines. Like sexism. We’re seeing evidence of this now, for ...

Great Moments In Roomfuls Of Men Legislating Women's Bodies

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an anti-abortion executive order that significantly affects reproductive health access for women around the w...

Joe Biden Is A Hero Among Women's Rights Groups. But It Wasn't Always That Way.

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Joe Biden will leave a legacy of staunch advocacy for women’s rights when he steps down as vice president in a week. He was a leader ...

Barbara Boxer Pays Tribute To Anita Hill: 'Without Her, I Never Would Have Been Elected'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) gave her farewell address on the Senate floor Wednesday morning, reflecting on her 24 years in the chamber and giving a ...

Anita Hill Calls For Probe Into New Groping Allegations Against Clarence Thomas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2016 | Politics

Anita Hill is calling for an investigation into the latest sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, according to the ...

Female Lawyer Accuses Justice Clarence Thomas Of Groping Her In 1999

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.29.2016 | Politics

Years after his Senate confirmation hearings were roiled by accusations that he sexually harassed Anita Hill, another woman has come forward to accuse...

A Consciousness-Changing Moment

Bill Schneider | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Can anything good come out of this appalling presidential campaign? Actually, yes. It's already happening. We are witnessing a rare consciousness-c...

Anita Hill Wants To Talk More About Victims And Less About Trump

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.12.2016 | Women

Anita Hill wants everyone to focus on victims of sexual harassment not the perpetrators. In an op-ed published Tuesday morning in The Boston Globe, ...

Anita Hill: Fox Should Take Back That $40 Million From Roger Ailes

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women

Anita Hill knows first hand there’s a lot more to be done when it comes to preventing sexual harassment in the workplace. The professor at Brandies...

Why Women Don't Report Sexual Harassment

Margaret Gardiner | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
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...