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:Feminists Want Women to Stop Having Sex, Doing Chores Because Trump
By Emily Zanotti | 2:05 pm, February 6, 2017
Feminists and women’s rights activists have announced the follow up to the Women’s March on Washington: a “Women’s Strike” planned for March 8th,
where women who oppose Donald Trump’s “misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies” will stop doing chores, attending work, and even having sex with their partners in a show of how much women matter.
The idea, which took eight feminists to come up with
, is that men and other assorted non-gendered partners should be made to feel what will happen when women become so oppressed that they disappear.
The strike, they say, is not just about Donald Trump, but about all men—and even collaborating women—who are contributing to the swift decline of women’s rights worldwide. “While Trump’s blatant misogyny was the immediate trigger for the huge response on 21 January, the attack on women (and all working people) long predates his administration.”
According to the manifesto, it isn’t even technically about women’s rights, or even reproductive rights—its an “intersectional” movement that bleeds over into all aspects of social justice. The struggle, they say, is “against male violence” and includes “opposition to the casualization of labor and wage inequality, while also opposing homophobia, transphobia and xenophobic immigration policies.”
That even includes the “violence of capitalism,” for those keeping score, as well as the violence of the market, mass incarceration, and lack of free healthcare.
Women who are witholding sex from their partners may need to provide them with a full bullet point “cheat sheet” so they know exactly what’s at stake.
Unfortunately for Lena Dunham, too, the feminist leading the charge for a general strike are also against white feminists, who they say make the movement for women’s rights a movement “of the 1%.” “Lean-in” feminists who think they can have everything, the writers seem to say, don’t realize they’re also oppressing other women.
The authors and organizers have yet to come up with a cute but symbolic piece of knitwear, and don’t seem to understand that a day without having to speak or interact with radical feminists may be just the ticket to uniting average, everyday Americans. But they say the’ll press forward anyway. For women.
If any of you are married to a feminist, I can only imagine the horror, the pain, the nightmare, of not having to deal with your shrew for an entire day. You might have to wash your own dinner plate even!
You might want to prepare for this by asking your doctor for some Xanax in advance.
Actually, you might want to ask for an ongoing prescription so you can daily slip some in to that Chardonnay she's addicted to. You might get peace for even longer.