Spike Lee has urged female students across the country to stage a ‘sex strike’ in a bid to stop sexual harassment on campus.
The director believes there is an ‘abundance’ of sexual assaults and date raps in colleges and thinks women should take action to stop it.
The 58-year-old writer and producer made the controversial comments while talking to Stephen Colbert about his new film Chi-Raq on The Late Show.
‘I think a sex strike could really work on college campuses where there’s an abundance of sexual harassment or date rapes,’ he said.
Spike Lee has urged female students across the country to stage a ‘sex strike’ in a bid to stop sexual harassment on campus
‘Second semester it’s going to happen. Once people coming back from Christmas and some stuff jumps off, there’s going to be sex strikes in universities and college campuses across this country.’
A recent survey by the Association of American Universities found that more than 10 per cent of respondents had been assaulted by men wanting sex.