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From Anita Hill to Christine Blasey Ford: a reflection on lessons learned

Sarah E. Heck (Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

ISSN: 2040-7149

Article publication date: 16 August 2019

Issue publication date: 8 January 2020



The purpose of this paper is to offer a critical reflection on congressional testimony in the #MeToo era from the standpoint of a millennial graduate student.


This essay is based on observational data from a roundtable discussion between Anita Hill and Kimberlé Crenshaw moderated by Dr Dorothy Roberts and connects to themes in research on sex-based harassment.


The findings of this essay suggest there is still much work to be done in operationalizing intersectionally in the #Metoo era.


The thoughts and opinions expressed in this essay are the author’s own.



Heck, S.E. (2020), "From Anita Hill to Christine Blasey Ford: a reflection on lessons learned", Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Vol. 39 No. 1, pp. 101-108.



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