Posts Categorized: Ending Violence Against Women

Two Victories on Capitol Hill

Sen. Al Franken’s amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill will deny defense contracts to companies that “restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.” The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act also passed in Congress, which expands existing hate crimes law to include crimes based on victim’s actual or perceived gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

Eminem / “We Made You” Video Profits from Violence Against Women

Rapper Eminem has never been a feminist favorite, what with the hostility he’s expressed toward women (including his wife and mother) in his music. But this video is pretty much anti-woman from beginning to end. It ridicules a number of women for their weight, appearance and hunger for celebrity.