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Introduction: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Debra L. Dodson

in The Impact of Women in Congress

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780198296744
eISBN:
9780191603709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296746.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Drawing on the strikingly different records of the 103rd and 104th Congresses — congresses in which women’s proportional presence was roughly similar — this introduction to Part I highlights the ... More


Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Search for an Adequate Witness

Leigh Gilmore

in Tainted Witness: Why We Doubt What Women Say About Their Lives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177146
eISBN:
9780231543446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177146.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter one begins with Anita Hill, situates the study at the beginning of the 1990s (with roots in the 1980s) within the context of post-Reagan neoliberalism, and argues that Anita Hill’s testimony ... More


Villains and Victims

Nona Willis Aronowitz

in The Essential Ellen Willis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681204
eISBN:
9781452949048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681204.003.0039
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the villain vs. victim card used in the debate over sexual politics in America. From the beginning conservatives used Paula Jones’s case not only to attack Bill Clinton but to ... More


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