How racism and sexism shaped the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearing
Vox - 04/16/2016
Thomas’s lynching statement was remarkable, considering the metaphor was being used to discredit allegations made by Hill, who is also black. And yet there is a term for this power play: “misogynoir.”
Misogynoir, a term created by Moya Bailey, the dean’s postdoctoral fellow in digital humanities and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Northeastern University, refers to the unique ways black women experience the compounding effects of anti-black racism and misogyny.