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Thu Jul 11, 2013, 09:46 PM

I don't have anything resembling a classical education, but I do know a bit about "Lysistrata"

I would love to see a modern day sexual boycott of all of these anti-abortion types to kill their bullshit.

If that didn't work, I wouldn't be surprised if crowds started bringing out the pitchforks and torches.

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Reply I don't have anything resembling a classical education, but I do know a bit about "Lysistrata" (Original post)
MrScorpio Jul 2013 OP
Luminous Animal Jul 2013 #1
MrScorpio Jul 2013 #2
DreamGypsy Jul 2013 #3
MrScorpio Jul 2013 #4
DreamGypsy Jul 2013 #5
niyad Jul 2013 #6

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 09:55 PM

1. I'd like to see my pro-choice sisters do the same for their male partners who FUCKING

do nothing. Few do clinic defense. Few participate at pro-choice events. Few male "liberal" MSM pundits and bloggers make a peep.

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 09:59 PM

2. Damn Skippy! nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:17 PM

3. So fine it comes to this--America saved by Woman!

LYSISTRATA

So fine it comes to this--America saved by Woman!

CALONICE

By Woman? Wretched thing, I'm sorry for it.

LYSISTRATA

Our country's fate is henceforth in our hands:
To destroy the Republicans root and branch--

CALONICE

What could be nobler!

LYSISTRATA

Wipe out the Tea Partians--

CALONICE

Not utterly. Have mercy on the eels!
(Footnote: The Tea Partian eels were highly esteemed delicacies in Texasia.)

LYSISTRATA

But with regard to Washington, note I'm careful
Not to say any of these nasty things;
Still, thought is free.... But if the women join us
From Carolinanorthesus and Texasia, then
Hand in hand we'll rescue America.

CALONICE

How could we do
Such a big wise deed? We women who dwell
Quietly adorning ourselves in a back-room
With gowns of lucid gold and gawdy toilets
Of stately silk and dainty little slippers....

LYSISTRATA

These are the very armaments of the rescue.
These crocus-gowns, this outlay of the best myrrh,
Slippers, cosmetics dusting beauty, and robes
With rippling creases of light.

...

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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:19 PM

4. I don't recommend a lot of DUZYs, but you have my vote here. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:30 PM

5. Save your paeans for Aristophanes

...I am but a plagiarist.

_Chorus of_ WOMEN.

What's that rising yonder? That ruddy glare, that smoky skurry?
O is it something in a blaze? Quick, quick, my comrades, hurry!
Nicodice, helter-skelter!
Or poor Calyce's in flames
And Cratylla's stifled in the welter.
O these dreadful old men
And their dark laws of hate!

There, I'm all of a tremble lest I turn out to be too late.
I could scarcely get near to the spring though I rose before dawn,
What with tattling of tongues and rattling of pitchers in one jostling din
With slaves pushing in!....

Still here at last the water's drawn
And with it eagerly I run
To help those of my friends who stand
In danger of being burned alive.
For I am told a dribbling band
Of greybeards hobble to the field,
Great faggots in each palsied hand,
As if a hot bath to prepare,
And threatening that out they'll drive
These wicked women or soon leave them charring into ashes
there.

O Goddess, suffer not, I pray, this harsh deed to be done,
But show us Greece and Athens with their warlike acts repealed!
For this alone, in this thy hold,
Thou Goddess with the helm of gold,
We laid hands on thy sanctuary,
Athene.... Then our ally be
And where they cast their fires of slaughter
Direct our water!

STRATYLLIS (_caught_)

Let me go!

WOMEN

You villainous old men, what's this you do?
No honest man, no pious man, could do such things as you.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2013, 10:39 PM

6. been advocating this for eons now

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