I remember the Anita Hill portion of Justice Thomas’s hearing. With her parents seated behind her, Professor Hill had to go through Joe Biden’s (and the Committee’s) questions about her allegations as to the then Judge Thomas’s sexual harassment. We now know that the Justice thinks he is well-endowed, watched assorted versions of porn, and repeatedly asked Hill for dates. All through the questioning, Hill was treated as if she wasn’t being taken at all seriously, as if her accusations were a game, and it appeared that the Democrats and Republicans on the committee were kind of snickering. People seem to forget that Professor Hill was then, and is now, a Republican. A dedicated public servant, then, and a college professor now. She didn’t have any other axe to grind, except that Clarence Thomas liked to hit on women he worked with, and he also liked to demonstrate his knowledge of porn actors, their talents, and there particular physical attributes. How many other judges have sailed through similar hearings, male or female, and have witnesses with similar stories to relate? As a lifelong Democrat, it felt very unsettling to have a professional woman, a Republican, and a witness at a Senate hearing, be treated with such disrespect. It feels the same way now, as if some frat boy is having to endure a gentle kind of hazing. Judge Kavanaugh should be withdrawn unless or until a better way to conduct hearings in a 21st Century manner is decided upon.