LYSISTRATA: There are a lot of things about us women
That sadden me, considering how men
See us as rascals.
CALONICE: As indeed we are!
Apparently some liberal women are calling for a sex strike , stating that if the Government does not coerce all employers to provide health insurance policies that cover contraceptives, that somehow translates into their inability to purchase contraceptives on their own dime. With that reasoning, I think it appropriate that they are lifting the idea of a boycott of sex from Lysistrata, a comedy by Aristophanes, that envisioned women in Athens and Sparta refusing to pay their marital debt until their men made peace. Of course nothing like this occurred in the actual history of the Peloponnesian War, just as no one is preventing liberal women from carrying out their project of making certain that there will be fewer of their descendants in the body politic in the years to come. Continue Reading