Apr 13, 2014

Q.1291

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In Mar 2014, news of this unusual 'strike' drew attention when a group of Ukrainian women appealed for it against Russians. The practice of this kind of 'boycott' is over two millennia old, first noticed in "Lysistrata", a comedy about Greek women during the Peloponnesian War. Something similar also took place in Japan in Feb 2014, with a group of Japanese women using it to protest against the possible election of a Tokyo governor.

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