Chapter 2

Intersectionality

Chapter 2 introduces the concept of intersectionality—how gender, race, class, and other aspects of identity intersect to shape people’s experience of sexual harassment beginning with an examination of the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991. It also reviews contemporary examples of the intersectionality of sex-based oppression, such as immigrant farmworker women and low-wage restaurant workers.

On this page, you will find more sources and scholarship on diverse people experience sex-based harassment and assault in various contexts.


Scholarship & Research
Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality, edited by Toni Morrison ...
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Anita Hill, Speaking Truth to Power (1998) "After her astonishing testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to ...
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Carrie N. Baker, “Race, Class, and Sexual Harassment in the 1970s.” Feminist Studies 30, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 7-27.  ...
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Bernice Yeung's In A Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against American's Most Vulnerable Workers exposes the underbelly ...
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Current Developments
Films
Public Hearing, Private Pain (55 min.) explores how Clarence Thomas’s bitter Supreme Court nomination hearing, replete with charges of sexual ...
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PBS Frontline: Rape in the Fields (2013) FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many ...
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Kerry Washington as Anita Hill "Confirmation takes a look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence ...
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Photo by Gage Skidmore Film that documents Anita Hill’s allegations against then- United States Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, the ...
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Further Resources
Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality, edited by Toni Morrison ...
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Anita Hill, Speaking Truth to Power (1998) "After her astonishing testimony in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill ceased to ...
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Kimberle Crenshaw, "Black Women Still In Defense of Ourselves," The Nation, October 24, 2011 ...
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Bernice Yeung's In A Day's Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against American's Most Vulnerable Workers exposes the underbelly ...
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