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Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say about Their Lives

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Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say about Their Lives - Gilmore, Leigh
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In 1991, Anita Hill's testimony during Clarence Thomas's Senate confirmation hearing brought the problem of sexual harassment to a public audience. Although widely believed by women, Hill was defamed by conservatives and Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The tainting of Hill and her testimony is part of a larger social history in which women find themselves caught up in a system that refuses to believe what they say. Hill's experience shows how a tainted witness is not who someone is, but what someone can become. ...

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Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives 2018, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231177153

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Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say about Their Lives 2017, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231177146

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