The pussy-hat brigade is wielding a new weapon against Trump (drum roll please): ABSTINENCE. (Yeah, that’ll teach ’em!)
The freak-out over Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s resignation and President Trump’s pick of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Kennedy’s replacement has reached new heights. Although, it seems that it wouldn’t have mattered whom Trump chose to nominate – the left, as always were prepared (well, maybe not always since they do seem to frequently forget portable birth control as shown by their obsession with abortion rights) with pre-printed signs for all the possible picks:
“Gotta be prepared,” one protester told me proudly👌 pic.twitter.com/s1yjx0hKOO
— Amanda House (@AmandaLeeHouse) July 10, 2018
The pussy-hat brigade so fears the overturn of Roe v. Wade that they have decided to resort to extreme measures. Lead by Jennifer Wright (Harpers Bazaar Political Editor), the new movement is a SEX STRIKE – “#Lysistrata2018”. In a tweet, Wright warns against the reversal of Roe v. Wade and encourages “single and dating” women to add a female judge emoji to their dating profiles to show they won’t date or sleep with anyone who is pro-life.
We’re very likely to lose Roe Vs. Wade. Some men may think that doesn’t concern them. Make it.
If you’re single and dating, add a 👩⚖️ emoji to your dating profiles to show people you won’t date/sleep with anyone who doesn’t support a woman’s right to choose.#Lysistrata2018
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) July 2, 2018
(Don’t worry if you don’t get the “Lysistrata” reference – I had to look it up, too. It is a play by Aristophanes. According to SparkNotes: “Lysistrata has planned a meeting between all of the women of Greece to discuss the plan to end the Peloponnesian War…Lysistrata plans to ask the women to refuse sex with their husbands until a treaty for peace has been signed.)
Others jumped on board:
If Republicans are hell bent on controlling the lack of birth control and options for women, then they should suffer the consequences. No sex for republicans unless they have the funds in escrow to support your possible child. No Roe = no sex unless they prepay the possible child https://t.co/5jU5j5ZwrP
— Waiting for Sanity (@KSibla) July 10, 2018
— Lily (@thetiredqueer) July 10, 2018
It seems that this movement might help to solve part of the abortion issue. As my 13 year old daughter says, “If you don’t want to get pregnant, don’t have sex.” (Thank you Indiana schools’ health education!) This sentiment was also expressed by Twitter users.
Libs are going to teach pro-lifers a lesson by practicing abstinence.
um… I don’t think you understand the pro-life crowd.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it. Please, use abstinence as your weapon of choice. I’m on board. #Lysistrata2018 👩⚖️
— Phil (@philbert53) July 4, 2018
So you’re telling me that if we keep threatening Roe, you’ll practice abstinence and stop killing your babies… Well my choice is clear. Thanks! #Lysistrata2018
— JackBond (@JackBondNJ) July 3, 2018
The irony of the “sex strike” movement seemed to be lost on the pussy-hat brigade, but not on the pro-life commentators.
So u are planning to prevent yourselves from getting pregnant by not having sex, which will prevent you having to kill a baby that could form from that said encounter? Sounds like a win win all the way around! 👏#Lysistrata2018
— 🇺🇸Lissa🇺🇸 (@lissainthezone) July 7, 2018
This is a great idea. I think you’ll be surprised how many men won’t touch this emoji with a barge pole. Win win Einstein.
— Cheryl Clark (@cherylclark74) July 3, 2018
This is a great idea. Any men that add this emoji to their profiles will be immediately identifiable as non men. Saving countless women a waste of time.
— DFerryJr (@DFerryJrJr) July 4, 2018
— DrewStckdle (@DrewStckdle) July 5, 2018
And finally, a little encouragement on how to use a similar concept on the #AbolishIce movement:
#Lysistrata2018 keep up the sex strike. I am sure it will work. I can’t imagine how clever you ladies are. Next y’all should protest ice by joining up and arresting illegal aliens. That will show Trump
— Toby Lamar Yawn (@TobyYawn) July 7, 2018
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