The Women’s Fund of Omaha announced today that Anita Hill will be the featured speaker for its annual event, “Lead the Change.”
When the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in the United States, in June, Anita Hill wasn’t shocked. Instead, it was more of a dreaded confirmation. One clue was the leaked draft opinion that surfaced in May, stating that the Court would vote to strike down the landmark decision that made the case precedent for the past half-century. “The first sign that pointed to how extreme the Court’s position would be was the fact that Justice Samuel Alito was to write the opinion,” Hill says, referring to the leak. “We knew his positioning—along with those of Justice Clarence Thomas—which have been among the most extremely conservative. Some would even call it radically conservative, especially when it comes to rights.” She continues, “I knew this was part of a strategy that isn’t limited to abortion.”
The legitimacy of the Supreme Court remains in question as their ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade continues to roil America. At the same time, Justice Clarence Thomas continues to be scrutinized over everything from his wife’s MAGA activism to his calls for overturning precedents on gay marriage and contraception. Anita Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University and the author of the book “Believing,” joins MSNBC’s Ari Melber to discuss SCOTUS and the state of women’s rights in America.July 1, 2022.
Ginni Thomas left a voicemail for Anita Hill asking her to apologize for accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment
In a 2010 voicemail, nearly 20 years after the contentious Supreme Court confirmation hearing of her husband, Thomas asked Hill to apologize for "what [she] did."
Anita Hill, the Optimist: Overcoming the Undoing of Roe v. Wade Is Possible 'by Pulling Together,' Hill Says
Anita Hill is finally enjoying a different kind of spotlight. More than 30 years after testifying before an all-white, all-male panel that then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her for years, Hill on Monday received what would be the only standing ovation at the 26th annual Webby Awards when she accepted the Webby for Public Service and Activism, General Series (Podcasts).
Lawyer, professor and author Anita Hill was honored Monday at the 26th annual Webby Awards in New York and took the opportunity to comment on the leak of a draft opinion earlier this month that suggests the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade.May 17, 2022.
Anita Hill made history in 1991 when she launched a national conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace during the live televised nomination hearings of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Hill, a lawyer, scholar, professor, and Black woman, discussed in excruciating detail the harassment she suffered, allegedly at Thomas’s hands, when he was chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and she advised him.
Anita Hill explains how sexual harassment derived from civil rights law. “There was the sense that, OK, now we’ve tackled one area of equality, we’ve prevailed to some extent, let’s build on it.” One right leads to another. Or used to. In ancient days. Plus, the difference between “baggage” and “luggage.”
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Black law professor Anita Hill said the Republican treatment of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson during her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing was racist and sexist, and that it undermines American democracy. Hill spoke at a Fairfield County Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls luncheon in Greenwich. Hill is...
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