Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shut-Up Stupid Sunday: Pro-Gang Rape Senators

Unbelievably, 30 Senators have come out in favor of gang rape. Here is the condensed version of the story.

In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones while working for KBR/Halliburton in Baghdad was violently gang-raped and locked in a shipping container for 24 hours. She was told if she left Iraq for medical treatment she would be out of a job.

After complaining she was sent back to work with the same men who gang-raped her.

After struggling through all that she returned to the States to find out that she couldn’t press charges due to a clause in her contract that stated that allegations of Sexual Assault (Rape) will be handled in private Arbitration.

She soon found out that there were over 40 women that went through similar situations.

As Halliburton was working on a Government Contract with federal money she complained to Congress.

Senator Al Franken heard her story proposed an amendment to limit federal money going to contractors, “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.”

How this loophole got into law is mind boggling, but getting rid of it shouldn’t be a partisan thing it should be something that any halfway or even a quarter-way decent human being should vote for.

However 30 Senators voted “No” on the amendment apparently feeling not letting companies to allow their employees to be gang-raped would place too much of government “burden” on them.

I guess their answer to the question, “Have you no sense of decency?” their answer is “No”.

Here is the list of Senators that voted “No” to stopping legalized Gang-Rape.

Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

To these 30 Senators that voted to support legalized Gang-Rape I say, “Shut-up Stupid” from now on your opinion on anything doesn’t count as you have shown that you haven’t a shred on basic human decency.

5 comments:

Stephanie B said...

Holy God! That is horrifying and I HATE that fact that my asshole senator is on the list. There are distinct disadvantages to living in a deeply red state.

lot 2 learn said...

There is nothing inside the beltway that surounds Washington D.C. that is worth saving, so I say we flood it out, and wash it down the Potomac and out to sea and maybe start all over again.
It is shamefull that our country has come to this

Project Savior said...

After reading Jamie's story (believe it or not at every point in her struggle it's a lot worse than I describe here)I inclined to agree with you lot 2 learn.

Stephanie,
Both my senators are on that list. When I first read this story I was thinking of sending them a picture of their daughters (they both have daughters about that age) and asking if they were in favor of having them gang-raped, but that could be taken as a threat.

Ann said...

I read about this the other day and that is just unbelievable. I scanned the list to see if PA was included, was glad to see they were not.

Stephanie B said...

I'm guessing, since they're all republicans, they all would have felt that, if any of these women had gotten pregnant from the sexual assault they should not have abortion as an option.

Horrifying.