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Special Report | There Has Been Little Change Historically In How to Handle Sexual Harassment.

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  • Part 1: How Little Has Changed Since Anita Hill Spoke Out Against Clarence Thomas.
  • A Supreme Court justice is once again on track to be confirmed despite facing sexual misconduct allegations.
  • Part 2: Anita Hill: The Public’s Attitude On Sexual Harassment Has Definitely Changed
  • Yet women still shoulder too much of the burden when it comes to abuse in the workplace, she says.

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Part 1: How Little Has Changed Since Anita Hill Spoke Out Against Clarence Thomas.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b9ab8ea240000310052a1e7.jpeg?cache=9fli0jkhsz&ops=crop_0_244_4457_2702,scalefit_720_noupscaleIn 1991, Anita Hill electrified women across the country with her testimony about sexual harassment. Bettmann/Getty Images

A Supreme Court justice is once again on track to be confirmed despite facing sexual misconduct allegations.

Amanda Terkel, HuffPost

09/14/2018 | In November 2016, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) made history by becoming the first woman to serve as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In a statement on the milestone, she tipped her hat to the influence of Anita Hill, who launched a movement when she testified about Clarence Thomas’ sexual harassment in 1991. 

“I became a senator in 1992—the Year of the Woman—and became the first woman to serve on the Judiciary Committee in the wake of the Anita Hill hearings. So it’s a special honor to be the first woman to become ranking member of this committee, not to mention the first Californian,” Feinstein said.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/55a52bac140000b5109a8052.jpg?ops=100_100 Amanda Terkel is the Washington Bureau Chief at HuffPost. Previously, Amanda served as Deputy Research Director at the Center for American Progress and the Managing Editor of ThinkProgress.org.

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Part 2: Anita Hill: The Public’s Attitude On Sexual Harassment Has Definitely Changed

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Yet women still shoulder too much of the burden when it comes to abuse in the workplace, she says.

Carla Baranauckas, HuffPost

07/30/2018 | When Anita Hill testified in Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings for the U.S. Supreme Court 27 years ago and accused him of sexual harassment, she was vilified for coming forward. Since then, however, Hill says the public’s attitude about sexual harassment in the workplace has changed.

“Oh, there’s been a tremendous amount of change,” Hill told John Oliver on Sunday’s broadcast of “Last Week Tonight.” “There’s been a change in public attitude. And there’s been a change in the amount of information that we have about sexual harassment. And there’s certainly more awareness after the #metoo movement.”

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5b0e0ca92000001a00b92e18.jpg?ops=100_100 Carla Baranauckas is a Reporter at HuffPost based in New York. Previously she has worked for North Jersey Media Group, the New York Times, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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