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Thursday, November 9, 2017
Ongoing sexual harassment and perversion.
I'd like to go back in time, and do polls three months before and a year after Clarence Thomas's confirmation; polls on attitudes about sexual harassment. I figure a year's distance would be far enough away that the respondents would be relaxed enough to not connect it directly to Clarence Thomas. I would be willing to give my rosewood tenor recorder to learn the percentage of people (men) who took the hearings as a caution or an eye opener, and what percentage felt emboldened, on the basis of skepticism over Anita Hill's testimony and him still becoming a justice of the Supreme Court.
It's been a rough month or so with respect to being reminded about the horrible behaviors of people who have power over others. And I fear too many became emboldened. I am glad they are getting publicly shamed. Let this give people pause: power does not protect you, and those who aren't so high on the mountain are similarly vulnerable.
Home | 7:12 PM (DISCLOSURE: I work for Abt Associates. My company does lots of stuff, including polling. My opinions should not be construed as representing those of my employer.)