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  • War and Sex: The Power of Women in the Ancient Greek play Lysistrata

    01/22/2018 11:36:01 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 17 replies
    For years men have waged war and, of course, sex is not a novel concept or construct. Lysistrata portrays women in a powerful role, namely in control of their sex and sex in general. They have authority over the men. When the absurdities of war have taken their men away, the women use sex as a weapon in order to obtain peace. By withholding sex, women come to essentially control their men. The men eventually succumb to the women and yield in their determination to carry out a war. This is interesting because in Ancient Greek tradition, the women are...
  • 'Day Without a Woman' strike set for March 8, Women's March organizers announce

    02/16/2017 2:42:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 78 replies ^ | February 15, 2017
    Organizers of the Women's March have set the date for their next protest. "A Day Without a Woman" is set for March 8 - International Women's Day. The event is being described as a "general strike" but information on what will take place isn't yet known.
  • New Anti-Gun Movie Shows Women Refusing To Have Sex with Men Until They Give Up Their Firearms

    08/22/2016 7:56:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies ^ | 8/22/2016 | Matt Vespa
    If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea Anders), to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down. Much to the chagrin of her husband, (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by recruiting the women to withhold sex from the men until every gun in Rockford is vanquished. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions and libidos rise, the men and women of...
  • Voting For Trump? No Sex For You. (New Anti-Trump Campaign)

    03/13/2016 2:23:12 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 79 replies
    WND ^ | 3-11-2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Activists in Ohio have launched an anti-Trump campaign that will succeed or fail based on how many of the Republican front-runner’s supporters are denied sex. “Vote Trump, Get Dumped” was launched across a variety of social media platforms in response to Donald Trump’s surging presidential campaign. Its motto: “No Sex. No dates. No chance.” “To cast a vote for Trump is to agree with his sexist, perverted, demeaning, backwards, offensive treatment of women. Learn what’s at stake,” the group’s website says. “Join us by wielding your influence. Until Trump is defeated, we don’t date, sleep with, or canoodle with Trump...
  • Drop the gun or forget sex forever

    11/22/2015 9:20:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When all else fails, try no sex. Chicago’s street violence is so bad that a very brave and self-composed South Side woman, April Lawson, is organizing black women to vow no sex until the killing stops, like now! “Make sure these fools put down their guns,” she’s telling her lady warriors. And her sex strike mission is based on Aristophanes’ classic Greek play, “Lysistrata!” To stop the perpetual war between Athens and Sparta, a strong Athenian woman “explains to the other women: They are to withhold sexual privileges from their menfolk as a means of forcing them to bring an...
  • Spike Lee Thinks Withholding Sex From Men Could End Violence In Chicago [VIDEO]

    11/04/2015 9:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 11/4/2015 | David Hookstead
    Spike Lee’s new movie “Chiraq” has an interesting take on how to end the violence in Chicago: Withhold sex from men to stop the carnage.
  • Feminist Calls for Sex Strike in Texas

    07/01/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 87 replies
    Feminist Calls for Sex Strike in Texas By Lauren Enk Created 07/01/2013 - 3:50pm By Lauren Enk | July 01, 2013 | 15:50 A A Misanthropic feminists are at it again. HuffPo’s Vivian Norris just suggested a sex strike in Texas to pressure male voters into giving in to the feminist agenda (aka abortion on demand – er, “women’s healthcare.”) Deeply disgruntled that Texas might pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, Norris urged Texas women to force men to vote for pro-choice agendas in the future by refusing to have intercourse with them this summer. “Don't give in...
  • Toronto woman says to withhold sex from men with guns (Canada)

    09/14/2012 6:51:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 97 replies ^ | 14 September, 2012 | Adam Frisk(Aristophanes?)
    TORONTO - A Toronto woman hopes to curb gun violence by urging women to withhold sex from men who carry guns. Following the devastating Danzig Street shooting in July, Nicole Osbourne James started the blog, 'Got a gun? You get none!' with the hopes of curbing gun violence. "Women. Mothers. Lovers. We need to use our own power and have a BAN on SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS with men that have guns. We need to stop HARBOURING and ENABLING our sons with guns. Can we make it happen?" the blog states.
  • Sex Strike -- Women United For Reproductive Rights

    03/11/2012 8:58:43 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 86 replies · 3+ views via Instapundit ^ | March 9, 2012 | Annette Maxberry-Carrara
    Folks, come and look at this. It's a site which says -- I am not kidding! -- IF OUR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICES ARE DENIED SO ARE YOURS APRIL 28 – MAY 5, 2012 Now this is hilarious: it evinces the kind of stupidity and fatuous narcissism which it normally takes an Ivy League degree to acquire. How is this FAIL? Let me count the ways: 1) I guess nobody bothered to explain to you about the Birds and the Bees and the DDT, ladies, but by engaging in abstinence, you are achieving precisely the same ends as contraception. For that matter,...
  • Kenyan Women Go on Sex Strike (To Reform Government)

    05/02/2009 9:35:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies · 786+ views
    This Day ^ | 05.01.2009 | Paul Ohia
    Irked by the recent constitutional crises that arose among the coalition government partners in Kenya, women in the country have decided to deny men sex for seven days. Yesterday, thousands of the women vowed to begin a week-long sex strike to protest their country's bickering leadership, which they say threatens to revive the bloody chaos of last year. Leaders from Kenya's largest and oldest group dedicated to women's rights, the Women's Development Organisation, said they hoped the boycott would persuade men to pressure government to make peace. The women have also called on the wives of President Mwai Kibaki and...
  • Some women threaten no sex if men shoot fireworks

    12/31/2008 6:31:14 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 66 replies · 2,114+ views ^ | December 31, 2008 | AP
    ROME—Some women in Naples said they won't make love if their men shoot off dangerous fireworks on New Year's Eve. "Se Spari, Niente Sesso" (If you shoot, no sex), as the reported group calls itself, claims to have signed up hundreds of women in the Naples area to combat celebrations that injure or maim hundreds each year
  • Katha Pollitt reviews some stagings of Lysistrata (puke alert)

    03/07/2003 1:01:43 PM PST · by ash-housewares · 33 replies · 386+ views
    The Nation ^ | 3/6/03 | Katha Pollitt
    ...Who says there's nothing new under the sun? Monday, March 3, saw the emergence of a new kind of protest against war--the Lysistrata Project. Back in January, two clever and indefatigable New York actresses, Kathryn Blume and Sharron Bower, had the marvelous idea of staging readings of Aristophanes' hilarious and bawdy antiwar protofeminist play, in which the women of Greece, led by the strong, intelligent and fearless Lysistrata, unite to withhold sex from their warrior husbands until they agree to end the Peloponnesian War. Before they knew it, the project had grown to include more than 1,000 readings in 59...
  • War Protests set for Monday (down with sex alert)

    03/02/2003 4:54:46 AM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 10 replies · 290+ views
    The Nashua (NH) Telegraph ^ | 03/01/03 | Lynn Tryba
    On Monday, women across America and in more than 50 countries worldwide will begin denying their husbands sex until there is no longer any threat of war. Relax, guys, the women are just actresses, participating in an international theater event organized by the Lysistrata Project. “Lysistrata,” an ancient Greek comedy written by Aristophanes, is being performed globally on Monday as a collective protest against a war with Iraq.“ ‘Lysistrata’ is one of the oldest anti-war plays,” said Daniel Patterson, an associate professor of theater at Keene State College. “It’s about 2,300 years old. It’s just amazing when you read it...