How are the women affected by the war in Lysistrata?

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The men may have a point when they say that war is for men because they are the ones who fight and die.  But they are looking at war from only their point of view.  They fail to see that the women are also invested in the war.

Who gave birth to these men?  Who married these men?  Who are left to tend the wounded and dying.  Finally, who will bury the dead and who will mourn them?  The women.....the mothers and grandmothers, the aunts and sisters, the wives and lovers, and the daughters and little boys.

Men may start the wars and men may fight the wars, but it is the women who clean up after them.