What The Passage of the #MeToo Bill Means To Me
On February 10, the Senate passed the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act or the #MeToo Bill. The passage of this bill, although much overdue, instills a great deal of hope in me. Specifically, hearing that companies can no longer force victims of workplace sexual assault into arbitration rather than allowing them to take their suits to court, is an essential step towards gender equality in corporate America. We have too long lived in a world in which women are trapped into a forced settlement, rather than absolute justice.
I can sleep a little better at night knowing that when I enter the workforce hopefully someday soon, I will feel far safer in professional environments considering all victims of workplace sexual assault can no longer be denied their legal rights. I am also pleased to see our legislative institutions at work. Above all, though, this is a major moment for the #MeToo movement and all American women.