LYSISTRATA: We're going to save you, my good man.The feud inside Kenya’s fragile coalition government has taken an ominous turn as women’s groups have threatened a weeklong sex strike to force the president and prime minister to end their impasse. According to Rukia Subow, chairwoman of the organizers, sex is the great equalizer:
MAGISTRATE: But if I don't want to be saved?
LYSISTRATA: Why, all the more reason!!
"We have looked at all issues which can bring people to talk and we have seen that sex is the answer," Subow said. "It does not know tribe, it does not have a (political) party and it happens in the lowest households."As expected, the men disagree. Here is how Kenyan legislator, David Musila, characterizes the strike:
"It is a shame that these women can make such a statement. First of all, in my view, it is un-African [my bold], and these are some of the things in Africa we don't talk openly about, sex in front of children, and so on. And therefore, I think they are misguided and in any case, who is going to supervise and see that the boycott is implemented? It is just rubbish," Musila said.The women, of course, have covered their bases. The group intends to pay prostitutes to cease work and join the strike.