What This Moment Is Like For a Woman Who’s Been Fighting Against Sexual Harassment Her Entire Career


What This Moment Is Like for a Woman Who’s Been Fighting Against Sexual Harassment Her Entire Career

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton demands to meet with the Senate Judiciary Committee in the back room after Clarence Thomas gives a statement at a hearing on Oct. 14, 1991.Laura Patterson/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations in the past two months has shined a stark spotlight on the pervasive problem of sexual harassment in America. The District of Columbia’s nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives, Eleanor Holmes Norton, is familiar with the subject: As the first female head of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, she penned the original guidance on Title VII of …

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