Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brilliant! Kenyan Women Withhold Sex to Stop Government Fighting

This just might work.  From CNN:

The fight for political reform in Kenya has moved into an unlikely venue -- the nation's bedrooms.

Activists in the East African nation are urging women to withhold sex for a week to protest the growing divide in Kenya's coalition government.

"We are asking even sex workers to join the cause, even if we have to pay them ourselves," said Patricia Nyaundi, executive director of the Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya.

The campaign was organized by G-10, an umbrella group for women's organizations. It called on the wives of President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to join the cause.

Odinga's wife, Ida, told CNN on Thursday that she supports the campaign "100 percent."

"I will not get into what my husband thinks," she said, chuckling, "but I will say leaders need to focus on the things that affect our people, and I hope the publicity from this campaign will raise awareness on those issues. "

Could you imagine what we could accomplish if that happened here?  Not that I’m for it.  I’m just sayin’.  I mean, I like sex, you know?

Here, take this shovel before I dig any deeper.

1 comment:

  1. This is too funny. What a strange thing. I suppose it would work, as long as women actually didn't give in. This whole thing is just crazy talk, feels like I'm watching a comedy. For real, huh? Poor women who actually want some. I'd get pretty cranky and start showing my hubbie who's boss and that he better get his act together and come to some big boy solutions. Thanks for the share!