Change Agent: Anita Hill
“I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself.”-Anita Hill
Anita Hill is undeniably a Change Agent.
With her documentary, ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power, Anita proves the power of conviction, and using your voice. She demonstrates that women are essential to change.
Anita is an inspiration to all women. Taking her personal story and experiences to become a social activist and transform lives. Anita has dedicated her life to changing how our government treats women and minorities. Her passion and fervor exemplifies the strong women leading us in today’s society, “We have a history of gender and racial bias on our court that continues to undermine the system. Excluding individuals based on race is antagonistic to the pursuit of justice.”
ANITA: Speaking Truth to Power, details how the young woman testified in the Senate nominating hearings for Clarence Thomas’ nomination to the supreme court, and the sexual harassment she was subjected to while working for Mr. Thomas while at the US Department of Education and at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. During the hearings, Anita testified about the treatment she had been subjected to at his hands and in so doing she brought to light the sexist culture within the United States’ workforce. Anita Hill is a pioneer for women, someone who stood up for what she believed in and what she knew was wrong, regardless of how powerful the man who harassed her was. Anita has shown girls through her documentary and her work the power and conviction one woman can harness and just how big of an impact she can have on a nation.
It’s what Anita did during and after the hearings that speaks volumes of her character. Anita received a lot backlash and hate due to her convictions but she never backed down. This relentless attitude exemplifies the strength women possess when they fight for something they believe in. It would have been easier and safer for Anita to remain silent, but we admire the lawyer’s persistence and unapologetic attitude for social justice.
The struggles Anita endured provide us an example of how women still face inequality today within the workforce, and how they stand up and out against these injustices. Anita Hill is a role model for us to look up to as girls and women; when we face inequality or discrimination it is important to speak up and shed light on these issues. Anita’s fight for eradicating sexual harassment in the workplace is not only inspiring, but necessary; if it wasn’t for strong women like Anita, our society would not be able to progress forward in such strides as we have done in the past.
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