Lysistrata in real life: Kenyan women boycott sex to make their husbands solve political problems!

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. … The group has also said it’s willing to pay prostitutes in order to make the ban more effective.

from Foreign Policy.  Hat tip to Blattman.

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3 thoughts on “Lysistrata in real life: Kenyan women boycott sex to make their husbands solve political problems!”

      1. Kenya seems to have continued in political problems, unfortunately.

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