ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Of Mentors and Monsters

As the #MeToo movement reaches its moment of reckoning in India, this writer reflects on her workplace experience of coping with a “mentor” who was her harasser.

Thousands followed the suspense-filled drama over the United States (US) Supreme Court nomination, with Judge Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault on Christine Blasey Ford, when they were high school students. Ford’s testimony before the US Senate judiciary committee evoked memories of nearly 27 years ago, when Anita Hill appeared before a similar committee in 1991 to make her own statements about sexual harassment against Judge Clarence Thomas, then to be nominated to the Supreme Court.

Thomas, like Kavanaugh, secured the nomination. Hill’s accusations didn’t stand a chance. Ironically, and in something of a just retribution, Hill is now one of the faces and a vocal spokesperson for the #MeToo movement.

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Updated On : 15th Oct, 2018
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