STATEMENT: Under Armour Won’t Pay for Employee Strip Club Visits

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Washington, DC – According to news reports, sports apparel company Under Armour has just changed corporate policy prohibiting reimbursement for employee visits to strip clubs. The change comes in close proximity to recent allegations of sexual misconduct by employees.

“Strip Clubs are a perfect learning environment to teach men to sexually harass and assault women. It is completely irrational for any corporation to subsidize such practices,” said Dawn Hawkins, executive director of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. “We commend Under Armour for waking up to this reality.”

“Cat calls, grabbing of sexual body parts, prostitution, and sex trafficking are all endemic to strip clubs,” Hawkins noted. “The National Center on Sexual Exploitation urges every corporation in America to follow Under Armour’s lead.”

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