Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lysistratic nonaction in the news

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that the women of two villages on the Philippine island of Mindanao have brought an end to armed conflict between their villages by refusing sex with their husbands:

Women’s “sex strike” ends fighting in Mindanao villages (ABS-CBN News, via Boing Boing)

The technical term for this strategy: not cutting him off but Lysistratic nonaction. This post explains.

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