The Wall Street Journal reports that the Pierre Hotel and the Sofitel New York, two hotels involved in high-profile cases of rich male guests sexual assaulting maids, will provide housekeepers with panic buttons to summon help if they are attacked.
A union for hotel workers "has begun working on legislation to make panic buttons mandatory at all New York hotels and would be asking for language requiring them in the next union contract. The current contact expires next year."
That's a start, but I say: give 'em guns.
(via Kim Zetter; pic via bardiche's tumblr)
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