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Republicans for Rape

25 Oct 2009

So, I was going to post about how after watching UFC 104 last night I came to the conclusion MMA is gay because it’s all about the man love, but someone sent me a link about 30 US Republican Senators who voted AGAINST Senator Al Franken’s anti-rape amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill.


Franken introduced the bill, which prohibits the US government from contracting with companies that prevent their employees from accessing the US justice system regarding rape and sexual assault claims, because in 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was drugged, beaten, and gang-raped by her Halliburton/KBR co-workers while working in Iraq. To prevent her from reporting the attack, she was locked inside a shipping container for over twenty-four hours. Her rape kit was “lost” after it was handed over to KBR security and the rapists were never charged. Even better, she was not allowed to sue KBR because her employment contract said sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration, a process that heavily favors corporations (the corporations, after all, decide which arbitrators to hire).

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