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Sex Ban in Kuwait?

Taking a page from Lysistrata, an ancient play by Aristophanes, the Kenyan women have called for a week-long ban on sex to rid their country of political infighting.

It gave me such a giggle. Can you imagine Kuwait women, at the critical moment, saying “Darling, can you do something for Kuwait?” LOL.

From BBC News; you can read the entire article here:

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.

Relations between Kenya’s coalition partners, led by President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga, have become increasingly acrimonious.

Now the dispute has moved to the nation’s bedrooms.

Lead from the front
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.

“Even commercial sex workers should join in the campaign which is so vital to the country,” Mrs Nyaundi told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme.

“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?'”


April 30, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Wow! Now that is women power!! Trust women to play dirty and hit men where it hurts hehe.. I bet you if women all over the world did that we would be living in a happier world..

    hahah at the thought of this happening in kuwait! the men would simply pick up and leave for a the weekend and get it somewhere else abroad..

    Comment by FourMe | April 30, 2009 | Reply

  2. *ROFL*

    The humour factor just tickled me with this; if done correctly (meaning with humour, good-intentions and a sly promise for some serious make-up sex after the week was through) I’m sure Kuwaiti men would be on board!

    However, it’s also important to remember that islamically, muslim women don’t have the right to deny a husband sex when he wants it – the idea being behind that that he DOESNT go outside of marriage for anything sexual, therefore building stronger marriages, families and a better society.

    So I can see a few guys bringing that up – but I still think if done in humour and if enough guys got on board with the concept, that you’d see that Kuwaiti men have humour, they support government and they certainly support unity. It just would have to be done in such a way that they knew they were gettin something terrific at the end ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Comment by Kimberly | April 30, 2009 | Reply

  3. I guess the Kenyans did some ancient research. Donโ€™t quote me on this, but I believe that the Natives (indigenous American) women used to use sex to control their men. The women would threaten the men by banning sex indefinitely if the men decide to go to battle. For the most part, it was a successful technique.

    Comment by nQ | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. yes, right… nothing like depriving men of this to bring them to their senses instead of totally losing it, right?

    Comment by nbq | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  5. nQ – I did not know that. Mostly, I think it’s just a good story.

    nbq – LLOOLL. It’s all in your head, you know that.

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  6. this is known as collective action…what was once done in the bedroom has now come into the open… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by mentabolism | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  7. LOL; it just gave me a giggle, with the elections and all, thinking of the wives saying “Honey, could you do something for Kuwait . . . ” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 1, 2009 | Reply

  8. A woman’s power of seduction can go a long way! Just look at history! At least they are harnessing that power towards positive change!

    Comment by eleventhst | May 4, 2009 | Reply

  9. Did you see that the wife of the president of Kenya joined the movement yesterday? It was in the news!

    Comment by intlxpatr | May 4, 2009 | Reply

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