Sex Strike Brings End to Violence

"Their stirring love will rise up furiously, they'll beg our arms to open. That's our time! We'll disregard their knocking, beat them off -- and they will soon be rabid for a Peace. I'm sure of it." So speaks Lysistrata, the protagonist in the classic Greek play by Aristophanes, which tells the tale of women trying to resolve the Peloponnesian War by withholding sexual pleasure from their warring husbands. Though originally performed in 411 BC the play finds relevance today due to the actions of the women on Mindanao Island in the Philippines. ...more
It was also used in Liberia in the early 2000s as part of the Peace Movement, led by now Nobel ...more