Thursday, 30 April 2009

Quick hit: All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me

From the BBC's News website:
Women's activist groups in Kenya have slapped their partners with a week-long sex ban in protest over the infighting plaguing the national unity government.

The Women's Development Organisation coalition said they would also pay prostitutes to join their strike.

The campaigners are asking the wives of the Kenyan president and the prime minister to join in the embargo.

They say they want to avoid a repeat of the violence which convulsed the country after the late-2007 elections.

...Patricia Nyaundi, executive director of the Federation of Women Lawyers (Fida), one of the organisations in the campaign, said they hoped the seven-day sex ban would force the squabbling rivals to make up.

...But the BBC's Anne Waithera in Nairobi says the campaign is likely to meet stiff [boom boom - J] resistance from some men.

Our correspondent says some would argue that Kenyan men cannot even abstain for two days.
Click through for the whole thing.

This could be interesting to follow!

And a big flourish of my muskateers hat, complete with large feather, to Hugh for this one.


Anna said...

On one hand, I admire the initiative. On the other hand, I feel kind of dubious about things that imply men can't go without sex - it's uncomfortably close to saying that men can't control their sexual urges.

katy said...

Aristophanes wrote a play based on this idea 2400 years ago. Nice to see that some ideas don't go away. Will you post an update Julie??

"Lysistrata is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace, a strategy however that inflames the battle between the sexes."