Can you believe the three-ring circus that is going on in the political realm? Politics have always had hidden agendas and cut-throat tactics. However, today it resembles something seen on reality television.
I watched a late night news program and saw there is a new slogan among a large group of women: Vote Trump, Get Dumped. The news program talked about the social media rage, in which women vow to break up or withhold sex if their partner is voting for Trump. There are social media pages gaining tens of thousands of likes because of this. The #votetrumpgetdumped hashtag is trending. There is a Facebook page that quickly gained more than 14,000 likes. There is also the website with the same mantra, which is doing quite well. So I wondered:
Pillow talk and politics. Do they go together?
I had to do a little research on this subject. Well, to my surprise a woman by the name of Laureate Leymah Gbowee actually won the Nobel Peace Prize. For what you ask? For helping to end the violence of warlords in Liberia by heading a sex strike. The women organized and withheld sex from their husbands because they supported a mission they did not agree with.
The Huffington Post asks Gbowee if withholding sex was an effective strategy? She answered, “There are a lot of good men out there! The percentage of men who wage war is very small. Good men outnumber evil men, but why are they silent? Our strategy helps the good men because it gives them a reason to take action. They start talking to their colleagues and beer buddies, saying “this war is wrong.”
Not giving up sex is an effective way to get your man’s attention on any subject, including politics and war. Can you agree with that? (It’s not funny but it does make you giggle).
However, getting your partner/spouse’s attention is one thing; splitting up is something all together different. Differences happen in relationships. Yet, the deeper you are in your relationship, the more you have likely weighed those differences and whether they classify as deal breakers or not.
For couples fresh into the dating stage, if you’ve discovered such extreme political differences that you see no way around it, then make the obvious choice. However, I believe that when politics can cause such a divide between husband and wife that they split, something is wrong and it goes deeper than the presidential election.
If you are even remotely considering leaving your spouse over this election, I beg you to seek counseling. No matter who you are voting for, remember to keep your family first. Have conversations about political issues, don’t argue over them. The presidential race will be over in a few months, but your family life will go on. Take it all in stride and keep Trump out of your bedrooms.
BMWK, what do you think about this issue? Do you think politics belong in your bedroom? Do you withhold sex to get your way in your relationship?