In these serious times at the Texas Capitol, what does the Huffington Post propose?!?
The article is written by Vivian Norris de Montaigu, whose bio states:
Texas Women: Stop Having Sex With Men Who Vote Against Your Best Interests
Vivian Norris is based in Paris and holds a PhD, focusing on Globalization Studies, and wrote a dissertation on Globalization and Media.Apparently a native Texan, the Parisian by choice has a proposal for Texas Women:
How perfectly patriarchal, these Texas men trying to not hear what women want have shown themselves to be, but how incredibly out of touch with today's reality....Sultry, sweaty summers can be made much nicer when good old-fashioned sex is part of the picture. But women, take heed: 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!Instead, make politics your sex life:
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! Instead, volunteer some time for senators like Wendy Davis, go with a group of women to Austin and make your voices heard. Get on the computer and the social networks and organize.Because George W. Bush hates ovaries:
Remember what happened last time when a Texas good ole boy governor took that patriarchy all the way to become President of the United States.But don't listen to those counter-revolutionary Texas Women:
[M]en in Texas who have not woken up and smelled the coffee simply do not deserve any loving. Houston has more strip clubs than libraries. You can buy a gun easier than you can get reproductive health care. There is still a virgin and whore fundamentalist mentality which is more dangerous to women as it often is also promoted by the women themselves. These women, like women who hurt other women everywhere by criticizing and judging them, need to wake up as well. Women hurting other women is suicidal. Women who play into the hand of patriarchy need to be shown the way out of that prison. Wendy Davis and Leticia Van De Putte and others are leading the way.After threatening counter-revolutionary Texas Women, she then makes one of the most ironic statements of all time:
The GOP will threaten and they will use silence and fear against anyone who challenges what is an outdated and unhealthy and dangerous system which abuses power against more than half of the citizens of Texas.Says the woman who just threatened her counter-revolutionary co-genderites.
There's not a lot to say in response. Norris' piece is based on the assumption that women are normally so promiscuous that a 'sex strike' is a realistic option. And that's just sad, and not true.