Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kenyan Women Join Forces To Ban Sex With Husbands In The Name Of Peace And National Unity.

Awesome. In a modern day, real life Lysistrata re-enactment, Kenyan women are coming together with a plan to withhold sex from husbands for a higher political cause. Ida Odinga and Lucy Kibaki (pictured here) are being urged to join the campaign, they are respectively the wives of the PM and the President. President Kibaki and PM Odinga have been in a political squabble for sometime now, and the nation fears violent political unrest. The movement hopes to get the two leaders to make up and prioritize unity. According to CNN, Ida Odinga supports the campaign "100%"

BBC goes on to report:

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.

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.

She said the campaign would start from her bedroom and that emissaries had been sent to the two leaders' wives, Ida Odinga and Lucy Kibaki, urging them to join in and lead from the front.

"Great decisions are made during pillow talk, so we are asking the two ladies at that intimate moment to ask their husbands: 'Darling can you do something for Kenya?'"



Lala said...

And of course there aren't any other women out there to have sex with, paid or volunteer. I'm all for peace but this reminds me of a movie I saw that starred Trina "A Miami Tail".

richard said...

haha! i can see you rollin your eyes from here. your sharp wit is welcome :)

They actually were actually aiming to give sex workers a paid week off, and unless these high profile men already had a mistress on the side (who would hopefully also be down for "the higher good" :) it would be really bad PR for them to try to step to a new sista during this very public demonstration! Not that it would be impossible. Hopefully they wouldn't take the boys behaving badly to the level of adultery as well. Who knows.

i'm curious about this movie you mentioned though! i have a feeling its different from Lysistrata

Lala said...

Actually I've never seen Lysistrata but it does mention it as the inspiration. I got it on Netflix I give urban indies a try a lot.