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Spike Lee Urges Female Students To Stage ‘Sex Strikes’ To Combat University Date Rape

Director Spike Lee has urged young women to stage a “sex strike” to combat sexual harassment and date rape on university campuses.

The two-time Oscar nominee believes there is an “abundance” of attacks and thinks women should be proactive in trying to stop them.

“I think a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there’s an abundance of sexual harassment or date rapes,” Lee told Stephen Colbert, while being interviewed about his new film Chi-Raq, on The Late Show.

“Second semester it’s going to happen. Once people coming back from Christmas and some stuff jumps off, there’s going to be sex strikes in universities and college campuses across this country.’

A recent survey by the Association of American Universities found that more than 10% of respondents had been assaulted by men wanting sex. Nearly a quarter said they had been the victim of an unwanted sexual advance.

Lee’s latest movie, Chi-Raq – starring Samuel L Jackson, Wesley Snipes and Nick Cannon – is based on Lysistrata, a satire by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes.

It follows four women who try and fight gun crime by refusing sex. It has been reported that the movie has inspired some women in crime-ridden neighborhoods to do the same.

In April, Chicago’s embattled mayor Rahm Emmanuel told Lee he wasn’t happy about the film’s title.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/11/26/spike-lee-tells-young-women-to-go-on-sex-strikes-to-combat-date-rape_n_8656502.html

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