Friday, March 03, 2017

A Real Women's Strike

New York Daily News columnist Linda Stasi has another idea to promote women's rights in this country. Instead of another women's march, she is calling for a sex strike. You read that right...

The good old-fashioned sex strike isn't even as old-fashioned as you think. In this century alone, it's happened nearly a dozen times. In 2001, the women in Siirt, Turkey, pulled a Lysistrata against the unclean water there. It took a month for the pipes to be repaired.

It worked in Liberia in 2002, helping to end the 14-year war, which resulted in the election of the first female head of state. Americans haven't accomplished that either — yet.

Since 2009 women have crossed their legs in Colombia, Kenya, Ukraine, The Philippines, Togo, and yes, Canada, and all worked mostly to good effect.

Unfortunately in Tokyo in 2014, "The association of women who will not have sex with men who vote for Masuzoe" didn't stop sexist Yoichi Masuzoe from being elected governor. But it didn't hurt either. Two years later, the bum resigned in disgrace.

Hit 'em where it hurts — and screw the pink hats.

Uh oh. OK, what do you want and how quickly can we give it to you?

The former comedy writer in me would add--"Many men have already voluntarily participated in a strike like this. It's called marriage." (rimshot)