Wednesday, October 20, 2010
"Good morning, Anita Hill, it's Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and years and ask you...to consider an apology sometime and a full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband." - a voicemail left by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas's wife for Anita Hill, the woman who accused Clarence of sexual harassment in 1991. According to The New York Times, Ginny left the message for Anita on the morning of October 9. Now, because I know some of you were just babes -- if that -- back in 1991, let me fill you in: According to Hill, Justice Thomas, who was her (married) boss, not only asked her out several times but also talked to her about porn, his penis, and his cunnilingus expertise. He also (allegedly) asked her "Who has put pubic hair on my Coke?" But there wasn't enough proof that Thomas was a power-abusing pervert, so he was appointed to the Supreme Court anyway. That's cool. I mean, innocent until proven guilty; I get it. But let's say it's all true (Hill was a somewhat reluctant and always believable accuser). And now the dude who harrassed you for years at work holds one of the most revered positions in American government, and if that's not bad enough, his wife calls you 20 years later to ask you to apologize? Um, let me speak for Anita when I say, BITCH, PLEASE!