In Spike Lee's new movie Chiraq (modeled on the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata), women withhold sex as a way to force their men to put down their guns and stop the violence that has ravaged the South Side of Chicago in recent years.
Here's a poster that Lee posted that kind of sums it up with the movie's tagline:
Last night on Late Show With Stephen Colbert the director said he thinks that "sex strikes" could become a real thing that people use to create social change, especially on college campuses where he said sexual harassment and date rapes are "abundant."
“Second semester it’s going to happen. Once people come back from Christmas, there’s going to be sex strikes at universities and college campuses across this country. I believe it," Lee told Stephen Colbert.
It's not really clear how withholding sex from people would be effective as a way to combat date rape, because, well, it's rape, but the idea of sex strikes in general is definitely provocative.
If you haven't seen the trailer for Chiraq yet, here's a refresher.