Bloomberg Law
Oct. 22, 2021, 8:46 AM

Anita Hill Cut Path to #MeToo as Barriers Persist 30 Years Later

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

Anita Hill said the legal concept of “sexual harassment” wasn’t widely understood, before she famously testified to an all-male Senate committee in 1991 that Clarence Thomas repeatedly made inappropriate comments and pressured her to date him while he was her boss.

Hill’s testimony didn’t stop Thomas’ confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court 30 years ago, but it helped bring awareness to pervasive sexual harassment in the workplace, inspired more women to come forward, and resulted in some federal policy changes.

“She shone a light, we saw a flash, and over 30 years we have seen discrimination continue at home and ...

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