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Anita Hill

  • It would have been more comfortable to remain silent. I took no initiative to inform anyone. But when I was asked by a representative of this committee to report my experience, I felt that I had to tell the truth. I could not keep silent.

    • Anita Hill,
    • statement to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, alleging sexual harassment ()
  • He said that if I ever told anyone of his behavior it would ruin his career.

    • Anita Hill,
    • in Anna Quindlen, The New York Times ()
  • I am hopeful that others who have suffered sexual harassment will not become discouraged by my experience, but instead will find the strength to speak out about this serious problem.

    • Anita Hill,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that.

    • Anita Hill,
    • interview, "Sixty Minutes," CBS-TV ()
  • ... we need to turn the question around to look at the harasser, not the target. We need to be sure that we can go out and look anyone who is a victim of harassment in the eye and say, 'You do not have to remain silent anymore.'

    • Anita Hill,
    • in The New York Times ()
  • ... calls for equal treatment are often seen as calls for 'special treatment' in situations where discrimination has become the norm.

Anita Hill, U.S. lawyer, educator

(1956)

Full name: Anita Faye Hill.