We need to turn the question around to look at the harasser, not the target
Anita Hill is a lawyer, professor, and advocate for sexual assault victims. She attended Oklahoma State University for Psychology and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate at Yale Law School. At great personal risk she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 about the sexual harassment that she was subjected to at work from then supreme court nominee Clarence Thomas. Prior to this televised hearing, it was practically unheard of to legally report harassment or sexual assault in the workplace. Her testimony raised awareness of the fact that this behavior was in fact a crime and helped normalize assault victims coming forward.
As a Professor at Brandeis University her courses emphasize activism and advocacy.
Born 1956, USA
- Hill, “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence”, 2021
- Hill, “Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home”, 2011
- Hill, “Speaking Truth to Power”, 2011
- New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/17/us/anita-hill-women-power.html
- NPR, https://www.npr.org/2021/09/28/1040911313/anita-hill-belonging-sexual-harassment-conversation?t=1643194882057