Make Love Not War
Subversive Sex Strike
Lysistrata is a satirical comedy by Aristophanes that I just read recently and thoroughly enjoyed. Originally performed in Athens in 411 BC, it’s a tale centered around a woman’s mission to ursup the embattled men and end the Peloponnesian War. This is no small task obviously. How might one woman manage such a feat?
…..By enforcing chastity!
Lysistrata was clever enough to figure this out and is essentially a heroine that persuades the women of Greece to revoke sexual privileges in what could be said to be an equivalent to a “time-out” sexually from their husbands and lovers until they could learn to play nice and negotiate some semblence of harmony. No devices or belts were needed, the women had them by the balls in the binds of desire. Talk about extreme tease, denial and mind fuckery! If those boys couldn’t get along then none of them would get it on and we all know how the ancient Greeks loved their sex.
While it can be said this wasn’t intitally meant to be taken in context of feminism, it inadvertly does paint a picture as women demonstrating their iron-clad will, cunning, wisdom, and sexual magic over men. The character actually surpasses her author/creator in modern times, taking on a life of her own in the hearts and minds of many by transcending the patriarchal sentiments of the days in which it was written. What better form of nonviolent resistance is there?
Women have been both feared and revered as demigods and devils throughout history both in fictitious stories and in reality. The truth lies somewhere in between. Women are just as flawed, flavorful, complex, alive , and as fully-formed and dimensional as men. We just have different wiles. This story depicts and showcases women as they truly shine and in this case their sexuality isn’t weaponized but instead used as a means of pacification. Just imagine how we might further dominate if we did use our powers and prowess for evil though ~Que maniacal laughter Mwahahahah 😉
Pondering Pussy Power
As a little epilogue to this post, I’d like to remind all my dear pets that the term pussy is often used as a derogatory term synonymous with coward, wimp etc. Let’s just think about this for a moment. Pussy purveyors take a lot of pounding and abuse. In fact they must be incredibly strong and phenomenally durable. So if you call it Pandora’s box, crack, twat, quim, muff, yoni, minge, punani, snatch, beaver, cunt, honeypot, the organismic orifice, pocket pie, snookie, chrysalis, sheath, cock catcher, man trap, coochee, or coochi-coo or yes even PUSSY just keep that in mind it is wondrous and in no way, shape, or form weak. So show the proper R-E-S-P-E-C-T!
Ms.Fiona, I really enjoyed reading this post. I once went to a play about Lysistrata and enjoyed watching the war between gender relations as they existed back then. Talk about sex strike. The women plans to really hit their husbands where it hurts the most is really what we know it as today “chastity lock.” As you stated “what better form of nonviolent resistance is there?”
Oh that is awesome that you saw the play performed! Must have been wildly entertaining 😉
Great post, who would have thought we’d be discussing classical Greek play here, very cool Ms Fiona.
So glad you enjoyed it. It was a fun story
My family is from greek region you mentioned!!!thats crazy!!! I’ve been to that region as well. As far as disrespecting you that won’t ever happen.
lol very good to know pet
Greek theatre who would have thought? Lysistrata had a good plan but one hitch. These Greeks did not mind buggering each other. Saved many unwanted pregnancies. They also did indulge in cross dressing. They could go right on with the war and have their sex as well lol!
Luckily the ones into buggering each other were wise like the women and held out too since it’s easier to make love without the chaos of wartime lol heehee lovers not fighters ruled yay!