Sexual Harassment 20 Years Later

New York Times editorial: “Twenty years ago this month, Anita Hill stepped into the glare of the national spotlight, testifying before the all-male Senate Judiciary Committee about the vulgar sexual advances she said she endured a decade earlier while working at two government agencies for Clarence Thomas, the nominee to the Supreme Court. Those hearings brought into the open the problem of sexual harassment — an issue that millions of women privately recognized but rarely discussed. For many, having a way to define and label the behavior was empowering.”