11 October 2016

Time for a Sex Strike?

2,500 years ago, Aristophones wrote a play in which the women of Athens withheld sex until the men ended the Pelopponesian War. It worked.

In modern times, women in Togo, Colombia, and the Philippines have launched similar sex strikes. It might be something American women consider.

There is a huge gender split in this year's election. Clinton leads among women by 33 points and trails Trump by 11 points among men. This is, as far as I can tell, unprecedented. Nate Silver posted these maps here.

This is what it would look like if only women voted:

This is what it would look like if only men voted:

This race is probably over for Trump in any case but it might not be a bad insurance policy if women were to time a sex strike the first week of November. Or even just distract men on election day. In either case, the country would be better off if left in women's hands.

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