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Anita Hill Will Be Here Taking Your Questions on Thursday

Freida Mock's documentary Anita hits theaters this week, and on Thursday, Anita Hill will be right here on Jezebel, answering questions from readers.


The film takes viewers from the 1991 hearings in front of the all-male Senate Judiciary Committee to the present day, examining Professor Hill's journey from private citizen to public voice calling attention to sexual harassment in the workplace. Rob Abcarian of the Los Angeles Times calls the film an "unabashed love letter" to Hill, writing:

It's painful to be dragged back into the past, via old clips, as senators try to embarrass Hill by forcing her to repeat porn names like "Long Dong Silver," descriptions of pubic hair on Coke cans and discussions of penis size she says she was forced to endure as Thomas' employee at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

At a long table by herself, in a blue turquoise suit, she sits calmly, without erupting or crying. When pressed about why she hadn't come forward sooner, she seems as perplexed as some of the senators. But 20 years ago, that wasn't exactly unusual behavior for women whose bosses made unwanted sexual advances. It still isn't.


Be sure and prepare some questions!

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therealquash ᕙ(⇀‸↼‶)ᕗ

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. I am super excited about this. I met CT once. I asked him about whether he thought it was weird he always complains about big government and excess of federal institutions when his career started in a federal agency. He took a big gulp of regular coke and said, "well that is a bit odd, isn't it." Honestly for a brief second it made me kind of like the guy, it just seemed so regular and joe schmo. That is how they* get you!

I also interviewed with one of his former clerks for a clerkship with him. Not shockingly I didn't get a call back after I told him the judge I identified most with (in terms of constitutional interpretation) was RGB. But when I told my mom (a lifetime conservative republican) I had the interview she was like, "why would you ever want to work for a man that harasses women?"

*jerk republicans pretending to be regular people