African Women Start Sex Strike To Force President Out

Don’t mess with African women! BBC News reports on the sex strike in Togo:

Women in Togo have been urged to abstain from sex for a week from Monday to push their demand for reform.

The ban has been called by opposition coalition Let’s Save Togo, made up of nine civil society groups and seven opposition parties and movements.

Opposition leader Isabelle Ameganvi said that sex could be a “weapon of the battle” to achieve political change.

The coalition wants President Faure Gnassingbe, whose family has held power for decades, to stand down.

“We have many means to oblige men to understand what women want in Togo,” Ms Ameganvi, leader of the women’s wing of the coalition, told the BBC.

She said she had been inspired by a similar strike by Liberian women in 2003, who used a sex strike to campaign for peace.

“If men refuse to hear our cries we will hold another demonstration that will be more powerful than a sex strike,” she added…

[continues at BBC News]


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5 Comments on "African Women Start Sex Strike To Force President Out"

  1. Matt Staggs | Aug 27, 2012 at 10:14 am |

    Shades of “Lysistrata”.

  2. As long as this “sex strike” doesn’t move to the US, i’m totally cool with it. And don’t most black men prefer white women anyways? Oooo, that might be crossing the line there. 😉

  3. Sex strike for political change, huh. To bad HIV wasn’t a political issue there..

  4. rus Archer | Aug 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm |

    1 week?

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