Method #57: Lysistratic Nonaction

liberian sex strike

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Here’s a vocabulary booster for you! It refers to Lysistrata, the character in Aristophanes’ comic play about a woman who set out to end the Peloponnesian War by urging women to withhold sex from their husbands until peace was negotiated. Borrowing this novel idea, the women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace held a sex strike until the civil war in their country was over.

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