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Thursday, October 08, 2009

One in Three

It's a fact. One in three Senators is in favor of rape.

This story came out recently- this is from ThinkProgress (I stole this link from my friend's awesome blog):

"In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her co-workers while she was working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad. She was detained in a shipping container for at least 24 hours without food, water, or a bed, and “warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she’d be out of a job.” (Jones was not an isolated case.) Jones was prevented from bringing charges in court against KBR because her employment contract stipulated that sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration.

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) proposed an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill that would withhold defense contracts from companies like KBR “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court."

His amendment passed by a 68-30 vote...

See? I mean, it's not possible they're voting against it because they just want to vote against anything democrats propose. That would be ridiculous, right?

It's so nice to know that we still have some old school misogynists around to set us straight. Now if you'll excuse me, I have a death panel to sit on.


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