Credit: TheWeek

It’s known as the “crossed legs movement” women around the world have been employing this action for ages

When you’re in the middle of an argument with your boyfriend, husband, lover etc., the last thing you want to do is sleep with him: you’re pissed. Although he may claim that you’re withholding sex because you haven’t gotten your way, you simply don’t feel like dancing the horizontal tango. Admit it, it’s hard — if not downright impossible — to separate physicality from your emotional state. No, you don’t want to jump his bones when he’s being a jackass, you’d rather kick him in his jack ass instead. Given that we typically put a kibosh on frisky behavior when we’re furious, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some 250 Colombian women are doing the same — except they’re fighting government inaction by refusing to give their men the goods.

The women of Barbacoas in the Narino province of Colombia have been on a sex strike since June 22 in an effort to force their local government into paving the road that connects their tiny town with the rest of the province. Because of torrential downpours and flooding, rendering travel to hospitals and markets virtually impossible.

So why are they denying their men sexual shenanigans? These South American ladies are banking that their guys will be so sexually frustrated that they’ll simply have to take action and confront local authorities. Basically, a change has to come — and it’s going to come (or not) through sexual bartering.

The movement, which has become known as the “crossed legs movement”, is making headlines and redefining female activism. Their techniques aren’t typical practices; these ladies are fighting dirty. And why shouldn’t they?

Says leader Ruby Quinonez, “We are being deprived of our most human rights and as women, we can’t allow that to happen…Why bring children into this world when they can just die without medical attention and we can’t even offer them the most basic rights? We deiced to stop having sex and stop having children until the state fulfills its previous promises.”

You get it, girl! Or don’t, but do, if you see my meaning. All’s fair in love and war, right? What’s more, their game plan is going to work. Seeing red plus blue balls equals a green light when it comes to the paved roads they want.

What’s a little sexual suffering on our parts? Anger and determination is enough fuel to keep some women going, and for the rest of us who simply can’t live without sex, well, isn’t that what vibrators are for?

LAURA

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