Posts Tagged Clarence Thomas

Today in History Quiz

I’d like to do a nerdy thing today and offer a little history trivia. Thanks for indulging me. So… no cheating!

Question: Why, on October 8, 1991, did seven congresswomen — Barbara Boxer (Calif.),Pat Schroeder (Colo.), Barbara Kennelly (Conn.), Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), Jolene Unsoeld (Wash.), Patsy Mink (Haw.) and Nita Lowey (N.Y.), as well as Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.) — march from the House to the Senate in protest?

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I’d like to do a nerdy thing today and offer a little history trivia. Thanks for indulging me. So… no cheating!

Question: Why, on October 8, 1991, did seven congresswomen — Barbara Boxer (Calif.),Pat Schroeder (Colo.), Barbara Kennelly (Conn.), Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), Jolene Unsoeld (Wash.), Patsy Mink (Haw.) ...

The Feministing Five: Anita Hill

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill’s testimony during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. It’s an important time to note the anniversary, with the recent SlutWalks to end sexual violence and cases of sexual assault implicating top leaders around the world, including Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Julian Assange and the Australian Defence Force Academy. Clearly, this is not a dated issue.

Hill’s testimony transformed the way this country views sexual assault and harassment. As Joan C. Williams, professor of law at the University of California Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, says, “Young women entering the workforce for the first time may not even know her name, but Anita Hill ...

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Anita Hill’s testimony during the confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. It’s an important time to note the anniversary, with the recent SlutWalks to ...