Before being sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice in 1991, Clarence Thomas first had to confront the truth. Anita Hill, then a professor at the University of Oklahoma, had accused Thomas of sexually harassing her when she worked for him at the Department of Education and U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.…
Melissa Harris-Perry sat down with Anita Hill for Essence to discuss Hill’s experience in 1991, when she accused then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, and what it felt like to be thrust into the national spotlight over such a personal matter.
As we anxiously await the release of HBO’s Confirmation, starring Kerry Washington as Anita Hill during Clarence Thomas’ confirmation, we can occupy ourselves with the stories of how image-conscious politicians have fought to ensure they are, I guess, respectfully portrayed.
The trailer for the HBO movie about Anita Hill’s 1991 Senate testimony on the sexual harassment she faced from Justice Clarence Thomas is here.
While it wasn’t totally shocking for a Shonda Rhimes show to have an abortion scene, that episode of Scandal last year was a significant moment for primetime TV. Kerry Washington talked about its impact in an interview with WWD this week.
Twice in recent weeks, we’ve gotten to watch hotly anticipated Congressional hearings, in which mostly male Republican members got the chance to grill powerful women who had upset them. In both cases, those members of Congress ended up looking like damn fools. How’d that happen?
Kerry Washington, who is playing Anita Hill in the upcoming HBO biopic entitled Confirmation, gave her fans proof in an Instagram on Tuesday. If Game Change, the story of Sarah Palin and John McCain’s presidential and vice presidential election campaign, is any indication, Confirmation will be amazing.
Kerry Washington will play Anita Hill—the woman who accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991 which brought the issue of workplace harassment to national attention.
Along with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s “porky” abuse from sketchy Congressmen, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell added that there are just some “you’d not get in an elevator with.” Dude, who are these old men with a propensity for antiquated workplace sexual harassment? We don’t want to be in an elevator with them either!…
Please give a warm welcome to Professor Anita Hill, who is answering reader questions today.
We'll have a post going up tomorrow, Thursday, March 20th at 3:30 p.m. EDT; you can submit your questions there, and Professor Hill will be responding. Meanwhile, check out this interview, in which Hill and director Freida Mock discuss the documentary Anita, which hits theaters this Friday in these select cities.
Freida Mock's documentary Anita hits theaters this week, and on Thursday, Anita Hill will be right here on Jezebel, answering questions from readers.
Like Angela Davis before her, Anita Hill was not trying to become a symbol for any movement. But existing in the shadows wasn’t her path once she was subpoenaed in 1991 to testify against then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas about his penchant for sexual harassment.
On March 21, Anita, the documentary depicting Anita Hill's struggle while accusing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual abuse in 1991, hits theaters. If you're like me, just watching the trailer will probably piss you off all over again, until you remember that Thomas actually did make it to the Supreme…
As you may have heard, on October 22nd we'll be publishing our first book, a 300-page, hardcover, illustrated encyclopedia called The Book of Jezebel. In honor of this milestone —which took many years and dozens of contributors to execute—we'll be posting one entry from the book a day, starting with "A" and…
Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, the documentary titled Anita premiered. In the film, director Frieda Mock takes a look back at a look at Anita Hill and her sexual harassment testimony during Clarence Thomas's 1991 Supreme Court confirmation. Deadline Hollywood reports that Ms.Hill attended the premiere…