In search of fireworks

The Times (London) reports that women in Naples are staging a sex strike in an attempt to stop their menfolk from setting off New Year fireworks that are said to cause injury and even death. Carolina Staiano is the leader of the strike. Ms. Staiano poses the stark choice:

”If a sex strike is what it takes in order to get the attention of our men, husbands, partners and sons, then we’re ready for it,” she told ANSA, the Italian news agency. “This time they’re just going to have to choose: sex or fireworks.”

She said it, not me. Somehow I think the movement falls a little short of the original portrayed by Aristophanes.

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