Retreat for Advances?

The fight against sexual harassment reaches the Supreme Court

Mechelle Vinson, 30, says she had sex with her boss 40 or 50 times because he intimidated her. Standing outside the U.S. Supreme Court last week, she said, "My life was threatened. It was my survival, my livelihood." Surrounded by feminist lawyers who had come to offer support, Vinson turned as one of them declared, "I know a hundred women for every woman like you." Replied Vinson: "They can look at me as an example of hope, and they don't have to live in fear."

Vinson's sexual harassment case, the first to reach the Supreme Court, came up for oral arguments...

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