Friday, September 22, 2006

Lysistrata In Colombia

I’m one of those (ahem) refined creatures who generally prefers my news free of sensationalism. But when the BBC’s very homepage has the headline Colombian Women Against Murder Call off Gangster Sex Ban how can one not want to know the details? Turns out there's a city called Pereira, battleground for enough violent gang warfare to give it one of the highest murder rates in an already murderous country. So the girlfriends of the gang warriors started what they called a “cross-legged strike”:

Pereira's security chief hailed the strike as a success, saying the women had shown they could win with what he described as "very noble weapons".

There were some 488 murders reported in Pereira during 2005, with 90% of the dead gang members aged 14 to 25.

Launching the strike, the women vowed to withhold sex until their boyfriends stopped fighting.

"I would prefer him getting angry to having to go and cry at his funeral," one of the strikers said.

These women are heroes. I hope they all had great make-up sex with their boyfriends, too.

4 Comments:

Blogger rhhardin said...

Aristophenes' play Lysistrata is the same deal, classified by the way as a comedy.

7:50 AM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

Oh I see that was your title. Sorry.

7:52 AM  
Blogger rhhardin said...

(The title comes clear last, in Netscape 4.0. I'm well down the page by that time.)

7:53 AM  
Anonymous NoStar said...

Liz Estrada?
Oh yeah. Eric Estrada's daughter. A ChiP off the ole block.

Sorry, but the only way to rid my brain of these inanities is to share them.

11:25 AM  

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