For some reason an old and not very funny joke keeps popping into my mind: Why are women so powerful? Because they control half the money and all of the p***y in the world. I think of it whenever I hear some Republican talk about women's right to choose, or contraception or rape. And isn't there an old fable about a town where all the women united and withheld sex from their husbands? I guess I'm wondering how Paul Ryan or Todd Akin would feel if they were denied sex, since abstinence seems to be the only option they want to leave for women who don't want to be brood mares.