Yoichi Masuzoe
Yoichi Masuzoe  AP

Women Are Starting a Sex Strike in Tokyo Because of This Guy

Feb 07, 2014

Women in Tokyo have been brushing up on their Greek theater. To protest conservative Yoichi Masuzoe's gubernatorial bid, women are threatening a sex strike against any man who gives the candidate a vote.

One reason for the boycott stems from a Masuzoe's 1989 declaration that women shouldn't hold high governmental decisions because they have periods.

"Women are not normal when they are having a period," he told a men's magazine."You can’t possibly let them make critical decisions about the country (during their period) such as whether or not to go to war."

A Twitter handle which describes itself as "The association of women who will not have sex with men who vote for Masuzeo" gained more than 3,000 since its launch last week. A separate website to prevent his success has been pulling in 75,000 hits a day. That's a lot more action than Masuzeo supporters are going to be getting.

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