POLL DANCING: Have you ever withheld sex to get your way?

Sex Ban

In May, Kenyan women rallied together to boycott sex in an effort to resolve last year’s post-election disputes, which resulted in violent ethnic protests and the deaths of 1,500 people.

The movement, which lasted about a week, involved various women’s groups and Raila Odinga, wife of one of the political leaders involved. In a story by the Financial Times the women involved said they were prepared to pay prostitutes to withhold their services for a week to make the campaign more effective,” as men threatened to go to prostitutes if their partners participated in the boycott.

The result? Well, the women from the organizations involved said it was a “success,” indicating the fact that President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga eventually met to discuss which party should run the government’s agenda in parliament.  

However, Africa the good news reported that in spite of the women’s efforts, Kenya’s leaders remained “divided as ever,” as Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement accused Kibaki’s Party of National Unity of preventing a resolution.

 This brings us to this week’s Poll of the week:

– JD

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