A novel approach to political union

Ida Odinga, wife of Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga, has joined a Lysistrata-like nationwide sex boycott aimed at forcing the countries leaders to overcome a political impasse.

Kenyan women’s groups started the boycott in an effort to end the feud between the factions led by Mr. Odinga and President Mwai Kibaki that has paralyzed Kenya’s government for weeks. Kenya’s Federation of Women Lawyers has urged the wives of both leaders to withold sex from their husbands until the feud is resolved.

You can’t make this stuff up. Via FP.

2 thoughts on “A novel approach to political union

  1. Same thing happened under military rule in Brazil in the 1960s, where the protest was announced by an opposition congressman on the floor of the assembly.

  2. the possibilities are endless…

    “[INSERT NAME OF FAMOUS INGO] calls on the wives and mistresses of leaders on both sides to withold sex until a humanitarian corridor has been established…”