Anita Hill reimagines equality; then, why male politicians think they can get away with it.


Hour 1

Brandeis law professor Anita Hill

It has been twenty years since ANITA HILL turned the nation’s attention toward sexual harassment as a witness at the Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings.  Her testimony sparked difficult conversations about the treatment of women in the workplace resulting in major changes in attitudes, policies and the laws regarding the protection of women against sexual harassment. Hill went on to become a professor of social policy, law and women’s studies at Brandeis University where she teaches courses on race and the law and gender equality.  She is the author of a new book, Reimagining Equality:  Stories of Gender, Race and Finding Home and she joins us by phone to share her insights.   Then, we talk to Villanova University political science professor LARA BROWN about political sex scandals — harassment claims and extra-marital affairs — and why candidates for office and elected officials think they can get away with it.

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