Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"He's Mine, All Mine!"

“Good morning Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband [Associate Justice Clarence Thomas]. So give it some thought. And certainly pray about this and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. O.K., have a good day.”--Virginia Thomas (in a 2010 voice mail message to Prof. Anita Hill)

So, nearly 20 years later, Virginia Thomas called Anita Hill out of the blue to ask Hill to apologize for testifying in 1991 that Clarence Thomas, up for confirmation by the Senate Judiciary Committee (and formerly Hill's superior at the EEOC) had sexually harassed her while she worked for him--making sexual comments and offering graphic details of his favorite pornographic movies. Virginia Thomas clearly had some bizarre ulterior motive for making a call to Hill, who promptly contacted the police at Brandeis University (where she teaches) to have them investigate this creepy communication. Click here for the link to the New York Times story.

Rather than letting it go, Virginia Thomas felt the need to dredge it all up again. Perhaps she was angry about Anita Hill goin' in on her fear that Hill had some sexual interest in Clarence Thomas, whose love for graphic pornography was (or maybe still is?) legendary.

From Hill's 1998 memoir: " can imagine that she is guided by her own romantic interest in her husband when she assumes that other women find him attractive as well." Hahahahaha! 
Virginia Thomas...



  1. I think I'm going to throw up. Clarence Thomas is the worst scum to ever be on the bench. He wasn't qualified by experience or moral character then and he isn't now.

  2. This is just so complicated and so obviously racist and sexist that I feel ashamed even attempting to utter a feminist analysis.
    His wife should have been apologizing to her. The nerve.

  3. Susan Lattimore JacksonAugust 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    Hey Rebecca,
    It is called drunk dialing for a reason. LOL.