Anita Hill's Arguments Against Sexual Harassment

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In 1991 American attorney and academic Anita Hill accused of her boss Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment at the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hill spoke up about the harassment after Thomas was nominated by George H. W. Bush to succeed Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court and his character was being questioned. After the accusation Hill’s credibility was called into question and despite passing a polygraph test, Thomas took his seat on the Supreme Court. According to a USA Today article by Jessica Guynn, “A quarter century after her testimony…Hill says it’s time for a nation that’s too easily accepting of men’s excuses for sexual harassment to change the cultural status quo…take Donald Trump being elected president after a tape revealed his boasts of forcing himself on women…Trump dismissed talk of grabbing women by…show more content…
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