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“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.”
“He said that if I ever told anyone of his behavior it would ruin his career.”
“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.”
“I did what my conscience told me to do, and you can't fail if you do that.”
“... 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.'”
“... 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
Full name: Anita Faye Hill.