Social Activism – The Lysistrata Way

And as with Aristophanes’s play, the goal is to force men to settle political discord:

And to make sure the squabbling politicians are not exempt from this and they have it all covered,

Can we use that last argument to bury abstinence-only programs for HIV prevention and other nonsense once and for all? It is interesting that the article does not analyze men’s presumed resistance: the idea of men’s entitlement to sex is so taken for granted that it goes without saying. Would there be such presumed "stiff resistance" (haha, get it? "stiff" resistance… sigh) if instead, the women went on a hunger strike? I don’t think so.

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