September 26, 2018
In 1991 — 1,600 African-American women took out a full-page ad in the N.Y. Times to show support for Anita Hill.
And today, ‘Phenomenal Women Action Campaign’ places a crowdfunded full-page ad from 1,600 male allies in support of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford.
”In the words of Anita Hill, “There is no way to redo 1991, but there are ways to do better.”
The juxtaposition of these two stories most likely did not escape the editor.
1. “According to the report, Gaza’s economy contracted by 6 percent in the first quarter of 2018. It said unemployment is now over 50% — and over 70% among Gaza’s youth.
It said in a report that one in two people in Gaza suffers from poverty.”
2. “Michael Kors said on Tuesday that it would buy Versace, the Italian fashion house, for $2.1 billion in a bid to challenge Europe’s conglomerates at a time of rapid consolidation in the global luxury market. […] . Last year, Kors bought the shoe designer Jimmy Choo for 896 million pounds, or $1.2 billion at current exchange rate.”