There are two days left until the United States mid-term elections, and both the Senate and the House of Representatives are far from sure things. In the last few months, Democrats went from having close to a 20-point-lead in the polls in house races to having less than a ten-point-lead. Surprisingly enough their attempt to ruin a man’s life due to baseless accusations didn’t serve as a great motivator to their base. Through these desperate times, Democrats seem to have one more trick up their sleeve: a female sex strike.
According to Wednesday Martin, who writes opinion pieces for CNN, it’s imperative that women withhold sex from their partners to get them to vote for women’s rights and equal pay. In her piece, Wednesday explains her point as follows:
“It’s time for a revolution. At the polls, and in the bedroom. And in our understanding of who women are, sexually and otherwise… Given the tight interweaving of economic and political power with sexual entitlement, female sexual autonomy has never been more urgent, and women’s sexual pleasure has never been more political. Let’s consider what it might mean to go on a sex strike of sorts — to get what we want, rather than give what we think we owe others.”
Essentially this idea is premised on the notion that women don’t actually even ever want to have sex, and that intercourse with their male concubines is nothing more than a subservient service to their male overlords. Another point made by the feminist empowerment advocate is that women’s ideological influence over their partner is nil and can only be guided through carnal means.
One also has to wonder if women who would engage in such a stunt would ever be in a relationship with a man who would vote in any other way other than with the Democrats. It’s not a stretch to think not. Not to mention the idea is absurd and Wednesday’s attempt at feminist galvanization is premised on female helplessness, powerlessness, and a boiling down of their complex individualism to their genitals. Pretty much what we’ve come to expect from feminism.