Chicago Woman Calls For Sex Strike To Stop Gun Violence…She Joins Women in Nigeria, Colombia, Kenya, The Pilippines, South Sudan, Togo and Nobel Prize Winner, Leymah Gbowee…For Organizing The Sex Strike To End Liberia’s Civil War
A South Side Chicago native, April Lawson a mother and activist from Auburn Gresham, started an online petition asking women to sign onto this pledge: I vow to stay celibate until black men organize and create a strategy to keep the peace in our neighborhoods,” Lawson read.
Both Lawson and Chi-Raq are mirroring the idea of an Ancient Greek fable, which the film is also based on. And in recent years, similar boycotts in other countries have been used to promote social and political causes.
“If you decide to silently protest,” Lawson said, “It might get them to think.”
Do you think a sex strike could ever really become the catalyst for lasting change?
‘My’ answer…why not, it’s worked elsewhere. Leymah Gbowee even won the Nobel Peace Prize for Liberia’s successful sex strike.
“It’s time for women to stop being politely angry.”
What a great way to start 2016…with a ‘sex strike’.