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Thu Mar 15, 2012, 11:37 PM

Women to go on Sex Strike in Response to Brownback’s Bill

Women in Kansas and around the nation will be holding a sex strike from April 28-May 5, 2012. Governor Sam Brownback has declared himself the master of women’s reproductive systems, with a proposed bill that would allow doctors to withhold information that could threaten the lives of pregnant mothers.

In modern times, sex strikes have been used by women in Colombia, Liberia, Kenya and the Philippines to gain freedom or achieve peace. The Greek anti-war comedy Lysistrata, which was originally performed in Athens, in 411 BC, featured women using sex strikes to end war.

Women who wish to participate in the strike should simply inform their partners that they will not be having any sexual relations until the strike ends. If a partner has any question or complaint, they should call Governor Brownback’s office.

Considering Brownback’s deep involvement in women’s reproductive health, his staff should be very fluent in the language regarding women’s health and should be able to alleviate any concerns that deprived spouses and partners may have.

more . . . http://occupyintel.net/2012/03/15/women-to-go-on-sex-strike-in-response-to-brownbacks-bill/

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Reply Women to go on Sex Strike in Response to Brownback’s Bill (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 OP
Warpy Mar 2012 #1
flvegan Mar 2012 #2
Crunchy Frog Mar 2012 #3
flvegan Mar 2012 #4
pinboy3niner Mar 2012 #6
proud2BlibKansan Mar 2012 #25
ohheckyeah Mar 2012 #5
eShirl Mar 2012 #8
Jello Biafra Mar 2012 #9
SammyWinstonJack Mar 2012 #13
quaker bill Mar 2012 #41
Bohunk68 Mar 2012 #7
Nye Bevan Mar 2012 #10
CTyankee Mar 2012 #12
SWTORFanatic Mar 2012 #22
CTyankee Mar 2012 #43
HappyMe Mar 2012 #23
CTyankee Mar 2012 #44
HappyMe Mar 2012 #46
CTyankee Mar 2012 #48
Nye Bevan Mar 2012 #24
CTyankee Mar 2012 #45
HappyMe Mar 2012 #11
guitar man Mar 2012 #14
Skidmore Mar 2012 #15
HappyMe Mar 2012 #21
Skidmore Mar 2012 #27
HappyMe Mar 2012 #31
joeglow3 Mar 2012 #16
Mr Dixon Mar 2012 #28
bluedigger Mar 2012 #17
Mr Dixon Mar 2012 #29
randome Mar 2012 #18
pipi_k Mar 2012 #19
Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2012 #20
AsahinaKimi Mar 2012 #26
n2doc Mar 2012 #30
Codeine Mar 2012 #32
Warren DeMontague Mar 2012 #35
Codeine Mar 2012 #37
NeedleCast Mar 2012 #33
Warren DeMontague Mar 2012 #34
MineralMan Mar 2012 #36
Nuclear Unicorn Mar 2012 #38
MineralMan Mar 2012 #42
mysuzuki2 Mar 2012 #39
HappyMe Mar 2012 #40
seabeyond Mar 2012 #47
MikeOlsen Mar 2012 #49
Matariki Mar 2012 #50

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:02 AM

1. Threatening a patient's health is a violation of the medical oath all physicians take

and any doctor who does this will be sued into wearing a barrel, this law notwithstanding.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:07 AM

2. I'm not touching this topic with a 10' pole. n/t

Good luck with that.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:34 AM

3. Your 10' pole won't be wanted for a few days in April and May...

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:40 AM

4. Interesting response.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 03:10 AM

6. As intersting as your claim to have a 10' pole

But not as funny.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:18 AM

25. DUzy!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:59 AM

5. A whole week?

That will teach them.

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 06:37 AM

8. Those who "don't believe in" masturbation will suffer the most.

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Response to eShirl (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 07:01 AM

9. And those that do are person killers....n/t

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:28 AM

13. LOL

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Response to ohheckyeah (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:38 PM

41. I am at the age where I might not notice just a week

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:15 AM

7. Really stand up!

Pun unintended. But go for a whole month, that'll bring attention! I mean, c'mon, a week, what's so unusual about that? At least, that's what my non-gay brothers tell me.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:38 AM

10. A good strategy for women who don't enjoy sex,

and who agree to it only to please their partner.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:18 AM

12. oh, please. women can and do get vibrators for use when their partners are out of town or

hospitalized or otherwise not sexually active for a time.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:54 AM

22. Some women don't even like vibrators and prefer their hands. I hate this whole

vibrator kick. I don't like vibrators at all and get annoyed that people assume I use them.

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Response to SWTORFanatic (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:03 PM

43. I should have been more inclusive of hands and other sex toys.

It is truly a matter of personal preference, of course...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:03 AM

23. Well, aren't the stores or mail order places

one would have to get a vibrator from considered 'demeaning' to women.

Sorry, a cold piece of plastic is no substitute for my man's arms around me and his kisses.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:08 PM

44. of course it is no substitute for the real deal, esp. if you have a truly loving and generous

partner.

There is nothing demeaning about masturbation. It is normal and healthy.

When I worked for Planned Parenthood of CT I used to discuss sex education with the Education dept. and we had some marvelous conversations about all different outlets for healthy, happy sex. So I was used to being quite open and frank about such things. My husband thought that was a GOOD thing!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #44)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:42 PM

46. I didn't say masturbation was demeaning.

A vibrator is a sex toy. Wouldn't it have to be bought in a sex toy shop, or ordered from one? I thought those shops were considered demeaning to women.


I am not at all in favor of the sex strike. Withholding expression of love and physical desire is just plain wrong. It plays right into a very negative stereotype of women.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #46)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 04:06 PM

48. I guess I'm not understanding what is supposed to be demeaning about a woman buying a sex

toy in a store or online. How else would a woman buy one?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:10 AM

24. A poor substitute for a considerate man who knows what he is doing (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:09 PM

45. A loving and giving partner is wonderful, you are right.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:46 AM

11. This truly is a foolish idea.

Last edited Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:42 PM - Edit history (1)

Assumes that women don't enjoy sex.
I'm waiting for May 6, when they will report that 'millions' participated.




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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:38 AM

14. She can't just cut me off...

She'd have to find out where I'm getting it first ....



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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:40 AM

15. Worked for Lysistrata...

yes it did.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:50 AM

21. Lysistrata was a play written by Aristophanes in 411BC.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:45 AM

27. No kidding.

Guess I should have included a smiley.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #27)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:52 AM

31. Ah! I guess maybe you should have.

Sometimes it's hard to tell if people are being sarcastic, funny, angry....


Carry on.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:41 AM

16. What? My wife is going to KEEP not having sex with me?

 

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Response to joeglow3 (Reply #16)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:48 AM

28. LOL

Too Funny

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:44 AM

17. I thought that started years ago...

Apparently, I have been misled.

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Response to bluedigger (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:49 AM

29. ROFL

Stop it Ya'll killing Me

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:45 AM

18. This helps categorize women as primarily sex machines.

 

I'm not a woman but, for what it's worth, I think there are better ways to fight political wars in the 21st century.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:46 AM

19. Not long enough

That's what she said... ha ha


No, seriously...a week? That's it?

Make it a month...two months...

The ladies can She-bop all they want to without consequence.

The guys...well...spilled seed and all...



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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 09:48 AM

20. We will?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:27 AM

26. Where was the memo on this?

Gawd!! I love California!

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 10:50 AM

30. How about...voting the bastards out this fall?

Seriously, all these things will do nothing but appear on the weird news section of the TV, or humor sections. If women want this crap to stop, vote Democrat this fall. If most (and I mean >70%) women did this the repubs would be swept from office.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:15 PM

32. Three cheers for the perpetuation of childish stereotypes, I guess. nt

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Response to Codeine (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:40 PM

35. women only have sex with men as a gift to them, you see! Not for their own pleasure.

They close their eyes and endure. endure. endure.


For England!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:12 PM

37. This is why I finish quickly.

I'm a thoughtful sort of fellow, you see.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:19 PM

33. How would this - in any way - punish those responsible for this bill?

And, presumably, the men (and women) who support it?

I mean, you wouldn't expect Brownback's wife to participate - or any other fundamentalist, anti-abortion republican woman - to participate, right?

So essentially the only people who would be punished are the men who would typically be against a bill such as this one, and the women who love them.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:39 PM

34. "Yes. To strike back at people who tell total strangers not to have sex, we are telling total

strangers not to have sex!"


...???

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 12:42 PM

36. I predict total failure for this.

Women will decide for themselves, on whatever basis they wish. And that's how it should be.

Some women might do this strike, but it will be a tiny, tiny fraction of women.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:15 PM

38. I hear the men once tried a similar tactic

but it ended prematurely.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #38)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:42 PM

42. No doubt...LOL

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:31 PM

39. It will make no difference to me at all.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 01:36 PM

40. Well, now I can't wait for my

sweetie to get home.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #40)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 02:46 PM

47. all this talk

 

i have been thinking the same. lol

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 05:07 PM

49. It really depends on what the definition of sex is

 

Doesn't it?


I did not have sexual relations with that woman

Even Pat Robertson has endorsed it.


Pat Robertson Says Oral Sex Is Fine If You're Married

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Fri Mar 16, 2012, 08:36 PM

50. Punishment for both myself and my boyfriend who is as angry as I am about this shit?

Doesn't really make sense.

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