National liberals are also urging Texas women to put sex embargoes on their pro-life husbands until they are allowed to abort their 20 week-old fetuses.
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Looks like Texas women are really considering What Tami Taylor Would Do thanks to those Connie Britton/Planned Parenthood T-shirts. A feminist HuffPo contributor named Vivian Norris is urging them to stop having sex with their partners until the state’s men stop attacking women’sreproductive rights. And yeah, they still are — even though the late-term abortion ban is temporarily dead, it still got the support of 62 percent of Texas residents. Call it conscientious blue-ball activism:
Norris writes: “Don’t give in if your man, boyfriend, husband, toyboy is not voting for your best interests, your reproductive health – do not sleep with that man! I don’t care how cute or charming he is! I don’t care if he is your husband of many years. Resist! Go swimming! Meditate! Do not make him dinner, do not go fetch him a cold beer from the fridge, do not iron that shirt, hell, do not change that diaper … do not make his life a little nicer this summer if he does not ‘get it’ and learn to respect women!”
Norris herself could be taking a cue from Aristophanes, of all people — in 411 BC, he wrote Lysistrata, a play about Grecian women withholding from their men until they were willing to end the Peloponnesian War. Looks like sex strikes are pretty damn efficient. (The more you know, y’all.)