It's been 23 years since Anita Hill testified that she'd been sexually harassed by her former supervisor, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. While Hill's claims were never fully proven, and Thomas was elected to the Supreme Court (where he sits to this day), the case raised awareness of the issue of workplace sexual harassment and made Hill a national figure. Now a professor of social policy, law and women's studies at Brandeis University, Hill appeared on last night's Daily Show to discuss her experience at the 1991 hearings and the legacy of her case. "There have been a lot of changes," she says at the end of the interview below, "And I just think we can push it a little bit forward for the next generation, and even imagine a world where it doesn't happen." It's a nice thought—but her tentative, modest tone suggests even she thinks there's still a long way to go.
Hill's story is chronicled in Anita, a new documentary from director Freida Lee Mock, which will have a limited release on March 21.
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