Lysistrata, a play by Aristophanes, tells the story of one woman’s efforts to end the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata convinced the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers until a peace agreement was reached. Written in the 400’s B.C.E., it is one of the earliest artistic expressions of female power, and one of the earliest pieces of writing to examine the role of sexual relations within male/female relationships.
Lysistrata helped to end one war, and now, I hope to end another. The war on women.
This blog is a collection of articles, findings, opinions, media, and hope–that my desire to see a rise in true respect, fair treatment, equal rights, equal pay, and active participation in the government and public policy for women will not go unnoticed.
My, but does the fairer sex still pack a punch.