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If you’re going to launch a “sex strike” against your husband, it helps to be sexy

October 28, 2013

Doesn’t this sound “empowered”?

Women in the town first began withholding sex in 2011 (pictured) to protest the poor condition of the road

The women in a small town in Colombia were fed up because the one road that led them to the nearest big city was in total disrepair. It was so bad that it took up to 14 hours to reach their “local” hospital and there were even reports of pregnant women dying in the ambulance on their way to give birth. Community board meetings and red tape, be damned! These women took matters into their own hands and did the one thing they knew would spur their men to take action and fix the road: they banded together and agreed to withhold sex until the job was done. Conniving and manipulative? Maybe. But you can add “effective” to that list because their protest, called the “crossed legs movement,” is working like a charm.

Uh, actually not. It seems that the Colombian ladies tried a sex strike a couple of years ago, with the following results:

This is the second time the women in this town have declared a sex strike in order to get the road repaired. The last time they did this was two years ago, and although they were promised a new street, nothing happened.

But this time, the ladies’ frustrated and lust-crazed husbands got out there pronto with their concrete mixers and fixed the darned road, right?

Wrong! The Colombian government is fixing the road. Or at least it’s brought some equipment to the site:

Now it seems the Army Corps of Engineers have brought in bulldozers and ‘heavy machinery’ to prove they will indeed rebuild the road.

And since this is Colombia, I wouldn’t hold my breath until someone actually does some work on that road.

Of course, the whole idea of an  “effective” sex strike carried out by this particular group of ladies (no, not the babe in stilettos in the top photo–she’s a generic–but the T-shirted, past-their-prime maenads holding their strike pickets in the second photo down) is a laugh and a half.  If I  were a guy married to one of those women, I’d go on a sex strike myself.

And as one commenter quipped (thanks, Instapundit!), “Why don’t the women in Colombia fix their own friggin’ road? I swear, there is never a feminist around when there is work to be done.”

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