Who needs fiction?  You couldn’t make this up.  An outfit called Liberal Ladies who Lunch (rather alliterative, if nothing else) has decreed a sex strike.  From the website:

In light of the recent war on women, we are calling for a nationwide sex strike from April 28th to May 5th. All women should withhold from having sex with their partners.

This will help people understand that contraception is for women and men, because men enjoy the benefit of women making their own choices about when and if they want to get pregnant.

Once congress and insurance agencies agree to cover contraception, we will then resume having sex. Until then men will have to be content with their left hand.

When was a war on women declared or fought?  Where are the casualties?  Words are like currency, just as subject to devaluation.  Hyperbole grows at an increasing rate, sort of like the expansion of the universe. 

But really, only a week?  Go ahead.  For a guy that’s been married over, say, six months, a week without sex is just another week of marriage. 

But in the last clause, they reveal the real source of gender conflict when it comes to sexual relations.  They presume to be so capable of controlling their men with dispensation of sexual favors; they believe men are no more capable of self-control than is a rutting chimpanzee, that men will need their left hands to suffer through a week without them.  They, of course, will have no trouble with a week of chastity. 

And now we know how it is that women are happiest when their men are miserable.

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