Women Strike Back

Packwood is the latest Senator to be accused of sexual misconduct

THEY MAY NOT HAVE BELIEVED ANITA HILL WHEN SHE alleged that Clarence Thomas harassed her with unwelcome advances. But the boys on Capitol Hill are being bombarded with accusations about their own sexual misconduct. Most recent: a Washington Post report that at least 10 women gave specific accounts of sexual harassment over a 20-year period by Oregon Republican Senator Bob Packwood. The women, four of whom agreed to be identified by name, said Packwood forcefully kissed or fondled them and made unwelcome sexual suggestions. Packwood, who was narrowly re-elected in November to a fifth term, issued an apology, asked for an...

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