The fine article "Americans Get Vivid Lesson on Harassment," Oct. 16, shows what an enormous effect Prof. Anita Hill's appearance before the Judiciary Committee has had on the consciousness of America about workplace conduct.To have a confirmation process that relegates women to the role of witness before an all-male committee and then have the nominee confirmed by a full Senate that is 98 percent male is ridiculous. The male-dominated political leadership of the land has once again turned its back on the rights and interests of women. The historical significance of these hearings will no doubt be their effect on women at the polls and elsewhere. Women need to encourage and promote more women to enter the political process and be an active part of the leadership of America. George A. Dean, Southport, Conn.
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