by Anita Hill, author of Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home (Beacon Press, Trade Paperback, 2012)
It’s hard to believe that almost two decades have passed since the dramatic Clarence Thomas Senate confirmation hearing that had such an impact on so many in our nation, including perhaps some of you. I’ve been very proud of the era of heightened awareness and concern about sexual harassment that followed that frankly grueling experience. I have had the privilege of meeting exceptional women and men in nearly every state in the country who seek nothing more than to end behavior, like sexual harassment, that keeps women from reaching their full potential. Some real good did emerge. And I wrote an autobiographical book that some of you may remember, Speaking Truth to Power, back in 1997.
For me the positive developments of the recent past are just the beginning. Starting from the premise that a fair and just society is in everyone’s best interest Continue reading