Tuesday, December 22, 2009

MN Sen Al Franken's Anti-Rape Amendment Now Law

The amendment which banned defense contractors from requiring employees who are raped while on the job to go into binding arbitration has become law.

After the amendment passed the US senate despite 30 Republican senators voting against it (all men) there was some talk that the amendment would be stripped from the defense bill due to pressure from lobbyists and I'm glad that talk turned out to be hollow.

These sorts of laws are needed if we are serious about preventing sexual violence. Companies which allow violence need to be held accountable and if they prevent violence because it is the right thing to do they need to prevent violence because it is the economically smart thing to do.

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