Lysistrata 2018? Sleazy Men Will Be All Too Happy to Oblige

Liberal gals may feel they're setting high standards for potential male companions. But sadly, they're playing right into the hands of a system that hurts women.

Supporters of abortion, as well as pro-life activists, rally outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, March 2, 2016, as the Court hears oral arguments in the case of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

By Liberty McArtor Published on July 6, 2018

President Donald Trump is set to announce his Supreme Court nominee on Monday, and people on the left are in a tizzy over the fact that the nominee will be conservative, raising the possibility that Roe v. Wade could soon be overturned.

One of the more puzzling reactions is the #Lysistrata2018 movement to oppose a pro-life justice. As Yahoo News reported, the movement is “named after Aristophanes’s ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, in which women refuse to sleep with their warring husbands until they agree to a truce.”

Spearheaded by author and Harper’s Bazaar editor Jennifer Wright, it calls on women to refuse dates and sex with men who are not pro-choice. Here’s the tweet that started it all:

Liberal gals may feel they’re setting high standards for potential male companions. But sadly, they’re playing right into the hands of a system that hurts women.

An Abundance of Sleazy Guys

Pro-choicers frame the pro-life debate as conservative men forcing women to stay pregnant. That’s hardly the case. For instance, they should consider the millions of women who are vocal leaders in the pro-life movement.

Why would a man like Hugh Hefner, who built his empire on the male objectification of women, champion birth control and abortion? Because it made it easier for men like himself and his customers to enjoy consequence-free sex.

There are plenty of men out there who will be happy to play along with #Lysistrata2018. They don’t love the women they date, or plan to commit to them. They just want a hot body so they can feel good for a night or two. And then, they’re on to the next conquest.

This is a fact. Just ask any adult (and almost any teen) female. Ask women like Wright and those joining the #Lysistrata2018 movement. Ask any decent man who knows his own sex. There’s no shortage of sleazy guys.

Such men know that, thanks to abortion, they’ll never have to take responsibility for their life-creating act. (After all, that’s what sex is.) So what if the contraception fails or isn’t used? If the girl gets pregnant, she can get an abortion. That’s the assumption.

Men Pressuring Women

“I am all in for this plan,” one woman tweeted in response to Wright’s tweet, according to Yahoo News. “I am SO tired of men making decisions for women.”

So am I. I’m tired of men pressuring their girlfriends, mistresses and one-night-stands to have abortions. And this happens more than the “empowered” women on the left would like to think.

As I shared in a recent article, I’m expecting my first baby soon. When I discovered I was pregnant, I joined an online forum of other pregnant moms from around the nation who are due the same month as me. In those early weeks, I was shocked at an extremely common post in the forum.

Despite leftist claims, the world of abortion is not one of empowerment for women. It’s a world in which men are rewarded for using women.

It usually went something like this: I just found out I’m pregnant. My boyfriend says he’ll break up with me if I don’t abort. I really want to keep the baby, but I’m afraid of losing him. What do I do?

Thankfully, many women would respond that the boyfriend was the one who needed to go — not the baby. And many times, there were comments from women who’d been in the same position. I aborted a previous pregnancy because of pressure from the father. I wish I hadn’t. Don’t do it.

In one particularly heartbreaking post, a woman shared how the baby’s father repeatedly pressured her to abort against her will. It escalated when he threatened to push her down the stairs to kill the unborn child. I pray she got out of that abusive relationship. And I pray for other women in similar situations — because I know she isn’t alone.

The Reality of Abortion

This is the reality abortion creates. It breeds selfish men who think they’re absolved of their responsibilities when it comes to creating another human being. If the woman refuses to abort, often, such men walk away. The result? Children suffer. No amount of financial support from biological fathers can replace their presence.

It’s not all men’s fault. There are stories of men who were heartbroken when their girlfriends aborted. And many women, like Wright, have been brainwashed to believe abortion is necessary for women’s freedom.

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But despite “pro-choice” claims, the world of abortion is not one of empowerment for women. It’s a world in which men are rewarded for using women. It’s a world where both men and women are discouraged from making responsible decisions. Where women are trained not to expect men they date to treat them with true respect or commitment. Where women are left to pick up the pieces after men fulfill their lustful desires.

It’s a world where bad men win — at least in the short run — and women and children lose.

Wright and her comrades may think they’re sticking it to the patriarchy with their #Lysistrata2018 movement. The sad truth is, all too many men will be more than happy to participate.

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  • Paul

    That protest sign should more accurately read: I love the right to kill my kids.

  • Dave

    Great piece, Liberty. You’ve omitted one significant point, though. This “movement” actually only provides a false sense of abstinence. These women think they are filtering who they have sex with, but instead they’re helping quality, pro-life men filter who THEY date. No upstanding, Christian, pro-life man would want to date (for the purpose of discovering a future wife) a woman who’s willing murder his child. I know that when I was looking for a wife, pro-life was very high on my criteria. If this movement had occurred back then, it would have provided an easy way to filter who I would want to date. So, for that, I say “Thank you, Ms. Wright!”

    • gladys1071

      I am pro-choice, my husband is pretty nuetral on the issue. He knows i hate the idea of being pregnant and that i would abort an unwanted pregnancy, he loves me for me, and he has no issue with me being pro-choice. He values me more than any embryo or fetus.

      This article does not take into account that married women also have abortions, and in agreement with their husbands.

      • tz1

        Your husband loves a monster who would murder an innocent life.
        Yes, he loves you for you, and is part of your evil.
        One can value a beloved over a stranger but it is evil to value a hitlerette who slaughters jews over someone who would let them live.
        #Medea2018
        I hope your Cleon is happy.

        • gladys1071

          Oh so you have a problem with my husband loving me and that he would not force me to remain pregnant against my will?

          That he value’s and respects my bodily autonomy

          • Jim Walker

            Glad that you’re not pregnant.

          • gladys1071

            so am I

          • tz1

            Here’s an experiment – say you have body dysphoria and want to amputate both your arms at the upper arm.
            Would your Husband try to force you to remain whole against your will?
            Or say you woke up and identify as a man and want hormnes and reassignment surgery.
            Or if you want to take Heroin – inject it into your body. Or Meth.
            Will he value and respect your bodily autonomy then?

            Also, why do you have ZERO respect for the BABY’s bodily autonomy. The Baby’s body is NOT your body.
            I assume you husband wouldn’t force you to have sex against your will. Are you too stupid to know where babies come from, or too lacking in self control to stop yourself?
            If you have sex voluntarily, you should accept the consequences, and not engage in murder.

          • gladys1071

            It really bothers you that much what i said? I think what really bothers you is that I am pro-choice and i have a husband that respects that. You think that my husband should hate me and leave me for being pro-choice. My husband knows how i think and feel about pregnancy and childbirth , but he loves me for me, and does not see me just as an incubator

            You are mad that i am pro-choice and i have a husband, and you cannot find are bitter that you cannot find a pro-life woman to date.

            Otherwise why would you care what decisions my husband and i make about a pregnancy, it is a private matter that has nothing to do with you, yet you feel you are entitled to an opinion about that.?

          • tz1

            Your husband shouldn’t respect evil.
            He is either also evil in desiring the murder of unborn babies, or evil because he is to weak to oppose it.
            What decisions you and your husband make? How about Bonnie and Clyde – they just killed innocent people outside the womb.
            You use the word “pregnancy” as if you don’t even know how pregnancy happens, or that it might happen spontaneously.
            You engaged in activity and created a THIRD UNIQUE HUMAN BEING that has the same right to life as you and your husbnd does – no more or no less. But maybe if you become a burden, he should also exercise choice and murder you instead of paying medical bills or going through the inconvenience of divorce. Should I care about that?
            I am entitled to an opinion that you murdering an innocent human being is evil, regardless of the opinion of your husband.

          • gladys1071

            i was right, i hit a nerve, you are a bitter angry man, good luck finding a date like that.

            So what are you going to do about it? their is nothing you can do about a private medical decision made by countless people everyday in the privacy of their doctor’s office.

          • tz1

            I don’t want a date, I want a wife who will be a helpmeet and love live, especially the life within her.

            The “private medical decision” isn’t made in the privacy of their doctor’s office, it is made in unsanitary clinics and with doctors like Kermit Gosnell that delivered live babies then slaughtered them as a form of “abortion”.

            Also “There is nothing you can do”, not “Their is nothing..” When did you drop out of grade school?

            When there are no controls on guns, Heroin, Hemp, Marijuana, or any other things I should be able to put in my body with a “private medical decision in consultation with my doctor”, I might take you seriously. But the FDA, USDA, EPA, NIH, and the rest restrict my right to my own body (and there is more). If they can restrict things, I don’t see why we shouldn’t charge the doctors with murder if they murder your baby.

          • gladys1071

            You are wrong, some doctors perform abortions in their office or dispense the abortion pill in their office, what are you going to do about that?

            I agree with you, i am against gun control, i am against ALL of those restrictions you mentioned, i am for a LIMITED government.

            are you for LIMITED GOVERNMENT ? if so then you agree, it should stay out of a woman’s”private medical decisions”

            You cannot have it both ways.

          • Ann Morgan

            People want ‘limited government’ for THEMSELVES, but a powerful government when it comes to controlling others.

          • gladys1071

            So true

          • tz1

            I am for the government staying out of women’s private medical decisions that don’t affect other human beings.
            If a woman consumes toxins for private medical reasons and still breast feeds and ends up intentionally poisoning, injuring and maybe killing the baby, should government still stay out of it.

          • gladys1071

            well you need to date to find a wife, a wife is not just going to fall from the sky for you.

          • AndRebecca

            Do you know you are on a Christian website? You seem kind of unaware of your surroundings.

          • gladys1071

            yeah i know, are you telling me this site is not open to others?

          • AndRebecca

            This site is open to others. This site gets all sorts of people commenting without much thought involved.

          • gladys1071

            well if you have a site with open comments , expect to get all kinds of opinions and challenges, it is a big world out there and their is more than one view.

          • AndRebecca

            I think we are all aware that the world has people with different views. All you have to do is get on the web and read the news.

          • gladys1071

            Then why are you surprised that i commenting on here?

          • AndRebecca

            To put it nicely, you comments aren’t very enlightening and they make you look unintelligent.

          • gladys1071

            of course they are not enlightening to you because you are closed to them. You want the echo chamber.

            You don’t understand that other people have different views and not everyone is religious.

            We live in a secular pluralistic society not a theocracy.

          • AndRebecca

            See, what you’ve said above is not intelligent. I just told you I know we live in a world with different views, and you are the one who doesn’t understand that.

          • gladys1071

            then why does it bother you that i comment on here? if you know that, why are my views threatening to you? I have no issue with pro-life people, as long as they don’t try to interfere with my rights.

          • AndRebecca

            See, you are making statements which have nothing to do with reality. I didn’t tell you not to comment here, and I didn’t say your views are threatening to me. You do have an issue with pro-life people or you wouldn’t be on this site. So, you sound like you don’t know much of anything.

          • gladys1071

            I have an issue with pro-lifers trying to change the laws. I have friends that are pro-life but are not trying to change the laws.

      • Jennifer Hartline

        How absolutely tragic that your husband would remain neutral while his own child’s life was threatened. You are comforted to know he “values” you more than he would value the child of your union? How very tragic for both of you.

      • Me

        It assumes very woman wants every pregnancy , as if women are members of a hive mind

        • gladys1071

          Did you notice how upset some people got with what i said about my husband supporting me in being pro-choice?

          • Me

            Yes, it really rules them . Any ideas why?

          • gladys1071

            i think it really bothers them that i don’t fit the stereotypical pro-choicer. Otherwise i don’t really know.

          • AndRebecca

            You fit in with all the pro-choicers I’ve ever read. There have been all sorts of pro-choice writers for the last 50 years and they sound all alike and just like you. You are a part of a huge group, but think you aren’t stereotypical.

          • gladys1071

            Most pro-lifers i come across think i have had multiple abortions, they think that is why i am pro-choice.

            I am glad that you acknowledge that pro-choicers come from different walks of life and experiences.

          • AndRebecca

            Pro-lifers you’ve come across have had multiple abortions? That’s strange. Most pro-choice people I’ve met want to get rid of the traditional family, and they think destroying traditional Christian marriage is the way to do that, and abortion for all is a huge part of their plans.

          • gladys1071

            We really are not understanding each other.

            I said that most pro-lifers i have come across ASSUME that I HAVE had multiple abortions because i am pro-choice.

            I am pro-choice but i have never had an abortion and i am married, and i support traditional marriage.

          • AndRebecca

            I certainly misread that first part. Traditional marriage includes having children, or at least trying to.

  • Jed

    … Because the guy who would be willing to raise the “unwanted” baby
    clearly doesn’t have the same “values” as the guy willing to hand over $600 for the “procedure”

  • gladys1071

    Whether a woman aborts or keeps her pregnancy does not make the father want to be a father or be there for the child. Many women end up raising thier child alone with the father not in the picture. You cannot force people that are selfish to be selfless.

    • tz1

      Or put it up for adoption.
      The only choice not allowed is if the Father wishes to raise the baby but the mother wishes to kill it. #Medea2018

      • gladys1071

        Putting up for adoption i think is a good option, but most choose to keep them and raise them alone.

        • AvantiBev

          They don’t raise them “alone”, taxpayers provide the services the unwed mother and child need. But children need FATHERS, not mere sires. The violent gangs in my city, Chicago, have no end of fatherless teens from which to recruit. Would that women rejected this deadly sexual revolution 40 years ago.

    • Nobody Specific

      No but nowhere in there is a an argument against choosing life.

    • Kevin Quillen

      so we kill a baby for someone else’s irresponsibility. Sounds fair!

  • tz1

    This makes it easier to find women who I would never, ever, want to date (much less marry as I don’t believe in sex prior to).
    Maybe e-Harm-ony, OKStupid, and the rest can add this as a filter?

  • Juan Garcia

    My wife volunteers in a crisis pregnancy center. Many of their clients are exactly as described – women who want to birth their child but are being pressured and often abused by boyfriends and even husbands to – I’ll call it what it is – murder their unborn child.

    • gladys1071

      This is what i don’t get, how these women get themselves pregnant and then they find themselves surprised that thier boyfriends don’t want them to carry to term.

      Women need to be smarter on choosing the men they sleep with. They need to have the conversation with thier man BEFORE they get pregnant.

      I am pro-choice, but i don’t feel sorry for some of these women, they need to use their heads.

      • Tim Pan

        I would suggest that these women already know what their partners think, but they want a baby. so…

      • Juan Garcia

        I totally agree. I call it irresponsible parenting and it’s both men and women. But it’s not the baby’s fault and that human being should not be executed for their parents irresponsible behavior .

  • Jim Walker

    To all Pro-abortion women, I have this advice:
    Have Extreme Protection. Wear double condoms.
    There all your fears are gone.

    • gladys1071

      That is great advice, just so you know birth control does fail from time to time. Many women have gotten pregnant with IUDs, condoms on the pill etc..

      • Jim Walker

        Not when you wear double or maybe triple protection and for that fails, probably sue Durex

        • gladys1071

          women have become pregnant even after sterilized. Men have have had vasectomies reversed on their own, tubes get re-connected on their own.

          birth control and even sterilization are not guarantees.

          • Jennifer Hartline

            Gee, you’d almost think sex had a biological purpose… a mission it was designed to accomplish… hmm… It’s funny, but no one is surprised or put out when their lungs do what they were designed to do, or when their heart does its job properly, but our reproductive systems? Them we feel entitled to “break” and thwart and sabotage at will. And then we still get perturbed when they work as God intended them to work anyway.

          • gladys1071

            i know that is why no birth control is 100% guaranteed to work everytime.

          • Jim Walker

            The human race will go extinct in one generation if everyone thinks like you. Glad you don’t reproduce further because it’s a dead end to begin with.

          • gladys1071

            Then you should be glad of people having unprotected sex, it keeps the species from going extinct.

            You can’t have it both ways, either people are like me that are careful and never get pregnant or people are reckless irresponsible and have unprotected sex and get pregnant.

            The problem is that of the people that are reckless and have unprotected sex some of them will choose to abort and the rest will give birth.

            So you have a mixture of pro-choice and pro-life that have unprotected sex, and you cannot control what people do.

            The species will not go extinct, most people will have children eventually.

          • Kevin Quillen

            “either people are like me that are careful and never get pregnant”
            Thank you, you just proved abortion is unnecessary. Now we can ban it.

        • gladys1071

          law suit will be thrown out, everyone knows birth control is not 100% effective.

    • gladys1071

      Actually no our fears are never gone, until we are no longer fertile, as i stated below, birth control failure happens more than you think..

  • Tim Pan

    Who in their right mind would lay with a leftest?

  • Sapient

    Only way this could be better is if these darlings commit to keeping their little knitted pink hats on…that would certainly ensure they achieved their objective.

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