Anita Hill says #MeToo movement can create lasting change

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27 September 2018 01:54

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Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities.

On the eve of another hearing where a U.S. Supreme Court nominee is facing allegations of sexual misconduct, she told a packed University of Utah audience at a preplanned lecture that the #MeToo movement has the opportunity to create long-term solutions.

However, that is going to require facing questions the nation has been reluctant to address, including the prevalence of the problem and the fact that abusers don't always look like stereotypical monsters, she said.

"We look for simple solutions because we don't want to deal with the hard questions," she said. "When those simple solutions fail to often we retreat."

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