ARON ON HARASSMENT OF WOMEN: Women’s recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump “provoke a personal reaction from women,” US News & World Report reported. (Trump has denied the allegations.) US News quoted Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice Action Campaign, to make its point.
“‘I think for women across the country, [Trump’s alleged] misbehavior and malfeasance bring up bad memories for millions of women,” said Aron, who the article noted was also active in pressing for an investigation of then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas’s alleged harassment of Anita Hill. “It’s not just sexual assault, but every single woman in the country has experienced some form of [harassment]. For women, it resonates. It strikes a chord,” she said.
The article said the allegations against Trump are drawing some comparisons with the Hill episode in 1991. Thomas eventually was confirmed to the Supreme Court, where he now sits.