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Anita Hill's Campaign May 9th, preductal mr 2007

Fifteen years ago, preductal mr in a book defending Clarence Thomas’s selection for the Supreme Court, preductal mr author David Brock described me as “nutty” and “slutty.”

After making millions in book sales, preductal mr Brock recanted and confessed that he was “blinded” by his own financial and political ambitions. Preductal mr Last month Don Imus described the members of the Rutgers Basketball team as “nappy-headed hos.” A week of protests resulted in Imus losing his lucrative television and radio contracts with MSNBC and CBS respectively. Preductal mr Yet, preductal mr Imus is reported to be suing CBS for the $40 million remaining on his contract claiming the network encouraged him to be “confrontational and irreverent.” Because the debasement of women continues to sell and derogatory terms for women have become part of popular discourse, preductal mr I’m convinced that we need more than Brock recanting or Imus being fired. Preductal mr We need a movement to counter the verbal assaults on women that flow freely in modern media outlets and that have now crept into our workplaces and are increasing in our schools. Preductal mr In addition to our efforts to “Take Back the Night, preductal mr” we need to “Reclaim the Day!”I’m not talking about censoring artists or comics.  What I want is positive entertainment and educational programming that replaces or, preductal mr at the very least, preductal mr balances the negative.    It is true that many women struggle financially and continue to suffer abuse and discrimination. Preductal mr Yet, preductal mr today, preductal mr women as a group are more economically self-sufficient and better educated than ever.  We can use our brains and our spending power to develop and support programming that portrays women (and men) realistically.  More on Professor Hill's "Reclaim the Day" media campaign at: http://feministlawprofs.law.sc.edu/