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!
That’s the advice from Huffington Post columnist Vivian Norris, who has called for a sex boycott until the men of Texas give women what they really want: abortion.
Norris went farther than that in her July 1 column. Whether he’s your boyfriend or your husband of many years, Norris recommends that you give him the cold shoulder unless he’s willing to vote for unrestricted access to women’s reproductive services.
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.
Quality relationship? Emotional and spiritual intimacy? For better or worse? Not a sufficient reason to engage in coitus if the guy’s not on the same page with regard to killing your children. Take a stand! is Norris’ advice to Texan ladies, who need abortion clinics more than they need, well, anything.
This may sound a bit extreme and some will say sex should not be used as a “weapon” but let’s get real, this is Texas, and men 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.
The Huffington Post columnist is described as a “Ph.D. focusing on Globalization and Media Studies.” If you like, you can use some of the time you’ll save staying out of the bedroom, and read the rest of her petulant article here.