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Herman Cain

More than two weeks after the GOP candidate was accused of sexual harassment, Republican men still support him.

Twenty years after Anita Hill boldly brought workplace sexual harassment to the American public consciousness, The Nation celebrates the progress we have made in the two decades since and reflects on the challenges we still face.

Topeka, Kansas, decriminalized domestic violence to save money. It’s not the only city to cut services to survivors of abuse, just as the need escalates.

Anita Hill

Her Senate testimony made her into a feminist icon, but her new book underscores her enduring career as a professor and writer.

Because you spoke out twenty years ago, women no longer shrug off sexual harassment—we press charges.

Sexual harassment had been a common experience of black women’s work life since they arrived in America, and it was black women plaintiffs who first comprehended that sexual abuse at work was discrimination. 

From SlutWalks to class action lawsuits to ordinary women feeling empowered to speak out against sexual harassment—that’s change we can believe in.
 

Anita Hill hearing

She put sexual harassment on the map, but twenty years later, more than half of all high school and college age women report being harassed.

Once I start wondering about our barbarous legal system, I can't stop.

Blogs

It may be tough to get voters enthused about midterm elections, but organizers working to get black women to the polls are determined.

October 17, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

The state of California has adopted a new framework of consent for colleges and universities which will have widespread implications for prosecuting sexual assault.

October 14, 2014

VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.

September 12, 2014

A new law in Illinois is set to modernize the way bosses deal with pregnant employees.

August 27, 2014

Sexual assault is a persistent problem within police departments.

August 27, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.

August 11, 2014