Don't sleep with mean people

This is the new campaign of Canadian rapper Baba Brinkman who is crowd-sourcing funding for a music video with the slogan don’t sleep with mean people.


His inspiration was an ancient Greek play called Lysistrata, in which the women collectively withhold sex from their husbands and lovers as leverage to get them to end the Peloponnesian War.

Brinkman acknowledges that this is a form of eugenics but he justifies it on the basis that it’s bottom up rather than top down and people are already selective about who they sleep with. I would also argue that why would you want to sleep with a mean person anyway? The more subtle message is that it’s not cool to be mean, and if you are mean, this is a sure pathway to celibacy.