Disqualify Senator Who Said Grabbing A Woman’s Genitals Isn’t Sexual Assault

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Target: Mike Jones, Alabama House Judiciary Chairman

Goal: Disqualify Senator Jeff Sessions from the Judiciary Committee for saying that grabbing a woman’s genitals without consent isn’t sexual assault.

When discussing whether forcibly grabbing a woman’s genitals without consent qualifies as sexual assault, Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions reportedly replied “I don’t characterize that as sexual assault.”  “I think that’s a stretch,” Sessions, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and in charge of making sexual assault laws added. When asked “so if you grab a woman by the genitals, that’s not sexual assault,” Sessions’ response changed to “I don’t know,” according to reporters.

The justice system already fails victims of rape and sexual assault more often than not, but with people like Sessions in charge, the system will fail women as a whole. Touching someone’s genitals without their consent is undoubtedly sexual assault. It’s a shame that any lawmaker could be indecisive regarding this. It appears that at least some of the members of the Judiciary Committee are choosing to completely ignore and refuse to protect women’s rights. If they can’t take a stand against sexual assault, they have no business being in charge of laws that govern the crime. Sign this petition demanding that Sessions be disqualified from serving on the Judiciary Committee since he’s clearly in no position to understand sexual assault.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Jones,

Senator Jeff Sessions told reporters that he doesn’t think grabbing a woman’s genitals without consent is characterized as sexual assault.

This type of belief system is exactly the kind that fuels rape culture and serves to persecute victims while protecting perpetrators. In addition, it dismisses sexual assault as a serious issue and gives sexual perpetrators even more room to assault.

Nobody should be forced to endure sexual groping just because some members of the Judiciary Committee don’t view it as sexual assault. We demand that you take a stand against sexual assault and disqualify Senator Jeff Sessions from the committee that’s in charge of making these decisions.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    grabbing woman’s genitals without permisson is rape all right!

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