Identity Of Being A Representative In The House By Anita Hill

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The women from the House of Representatives who tried to address the situation and advocate for Anita Hill had several identities that allowed them to present her case in a public light. The first identity being that they were considered people of power that represented their citizens. The second identity being that they were women, that many people questioned if women could be in a position of power. The third identity being that the women were indeed the minority, that not many women were in politics, which appeared to be a disadvantage to them. The identity of being a Representative in the House facilitated their desire speak out publicly in a way that impacted many people and influenced the government to take this situation seriously. Their ability to give speeches, to present the case to the senate and to have seats in the House of Representatives facilitated national awareness of Anita's situation. The next axis that impacted the dynamic of the situation was that the women who held seats in the House of Representatives were indeed women. As women in politics, there is no doubt that they were subjected to if not harassment, at least judgments from male representatives if …show more content…

This can allude to the idea that there were even less women in the senate which led to the all male Committee. Therefore, as much of an impact that the few women in the House made, that they still were unable to fully support Anita, as there were no women on the Committee. In the event that there were women on the Committee, though they did not particularly have to support Anita, that it would have been more an even representation on the Committee and perhaps a more productive, respectful hearing. Yet, the all-male Committee reflects that women during that time are were not particularly active in government which was an important distinction to

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