Presumably responding to the unceasing flood of accusations of sexual assault and/or harassment coming out of Hollywood/DC/New York/Alabama/Seattle/every fucking town with a man in it, writer Roxanne Gay has an idea:
Heterosexual ladies, I warmly encourage all of you to take a dick sabbatical.
— roxane gay (@rgay) November 9, 2017
Seems wise. There have been examples of sex strikes throughout history, including in the Iroquois nation, when, in the 1600s, women reportedly withheld sex, food, and other goods from men in order to gain veto power over tribal warfare. More recently, in 2001, women in Siirt, Turkey, protested a broken down water supply system by withholding sex. Soon, the village men began pressuring the government to help fix the system, and it was repaired within a month of the strike. According to writer Anna Puley, simliar sex strikes have occurred in Japan, Liberia, Ukraine, Canada, Togo, Kenya, and the Philippines, with varying degrees of success.
HETERO LADIES: If you need tips on how to avoid sex with men, hit me up. I've got lots of experience.