Thursday, September 14, 2006

The crossed legs strike

Song Stuck on the Brain: "Good-night Ladies" Don't ask. I really don't know why.

I found this article on MSN and about fell out of my chair laughing. What a great idea. Sex is the Achilles heel of all men, what better way to make them bend? This should be a call to arms... er, legs... for all women.


The "crossed legs" strike
Wives of Colombia gang members call sex strike against crime

Updated: 4:25 a.m. CT Sept 14, 2006

BOGOTA, Colombia - They are calling it the "crossed legs" strike.

Fretting over crime and violence, girlfriends and wives of gang members in the Colombian city of Pereira have called a ban on sex to persuade their menfolk to give up the gun.

After meeting with the mayor's office to discuss a disarmament program, a group of women decided to deny their partners their conjugal rights and recorded a song for local radio to urge others to follow their example.

"We met with the wives and girlfriends of gang members and they were worried some were not handing over their guns and that is where they came up with the idea of a vigil or a sex strike," mayor's office representative Julio Cesar Gomez said.

"The message they are giving them is disarm or if not then they will decide how, when, where and at what time,"he told Reuters by telephone.

Gomez said the city, in Colombia's coffee-growing region, reported 480 killings last year.

Crime and violence have dropped in Colombia since 2002 when President Alvaro Uribe was first elected promising to crackdown on left-wing rebels fighting a four-decade insurgency and the illegal militia groups who formed to counter them.

But cocaine-trafficking gangs and armed groups still roam parts of Colombia and murder and kidnappings remain a problem despite the fall in crime statistics.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited.


chubby-girl said...

Kind of scary though...if your boyfriend/husband is a gun toting killer/gang member, don't you think they could make you have sex with them or hurt you/kill you? These must be some brave women.

April Erwin said...

True, but if these women are brave enough to try, then I bet they have more sway over their men than people expect. I applaud them for taking a stand and hope none of them are hurt. Just think, a few women doing it - maybe not such a big difference. But if a whole lotta women stood up against violence, even if it isn't w/holding sex, it could make a big difference.