Spike Lee Thinks Sex Strikes On College Campuses Could Reduce Sexual Assault

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Prolific film director Spike Lee stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote his controversial new film Chiraq. Lee’s film, which is derived from the Greek play Lysistrata, is about a group of Chicago women who decide to withhold sex from their husbands and boyfriends in hopes to stop the violence taking over the city.

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Many have spoken out against the trailer for the film accusing Lee of poking fun at a very serious problem. During his sit down with the late night talk show host, Lee offered his two cents regarding gun control and how he thinks rape and sexual assault on college campuses can be greatly reduced.

“With what’s happening on college campuses, with the University of Missouri when the football players got together and said if the president doesn’t resign, we’re not going to play,” Lee said. “I think that a sex strike could really work on college campuses, where there’s an abundance of sexual harassment and date rapes, college campuses and universities, second semester I think it’ll happen.”

Check out the interview below. Do you think a sex strike will reduce college rape and sexual assault?

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