Lysistrata: Transform, Shift, Change

I have been reading some fairy tales here lately and one in particular made me think of the play Lysistrata by Aristophanes which is an anti-war comedy (males would not call it comical) which re-tells of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War by doing the unthinkable: she persuades the women of Greece to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers until the men negotiate peace to end the war. This strategy inevitably causes an uproar with the battles of the sexes, but ultimately women are successful: the war ends.

Lysistrata was performed roughly in 411 BC and portrays women in two very different ways: mischievous and deceitful and as strong, smart leaders. Really, in truth Lysistrata represents a women taking control in the only power that they had available at the time: sex, but it does prove to be a powerful tool that causes reformation. I personally am not a fan of this play because it is a wicked play…all puns intended…however, thankfully, regardless, the Peloponnesian War, if it ever really was, is officially over today. Pretending to be another person hurts the pretender worst of all, but is wrong on so many levels as it echoes what one is is not good enough in his or her own mind.

However, in empathy, I wonder how that affected other women who were not going through a power struggle with his or her husband or lover. I, for one, do not want to get involved in a battle of the sexes, and feel that this issue is one that occurs largely in the present day when men and women engage down a power struggle.

Anyways, this fun-filled fantasy theme song would be dedicated to Transform by Tatianna that had been recommended on my iCloud.

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