Monday, August 27, 2012

Using Sex as Leverage

...or a weapon, or power, whatever.  There are a lot of things I could have called this and they would all be true.  Because sex isn't simplistic, it's complex, and it can be viewed differently depending on who's doing the viewing and from what angle.

The women of Togo know about the power of sex, which is why they are on a sex strike this week to get the president of their country to step down.  They are following the lead of the women of Liberia who used a sex strike as part of their actions to bring peace to their country after 14 years of civil war.

It reminds me of this anti-suffragette quote from E M Forster,  "The woman who can't influence her husband to vote the way she wants ought to be ashamed of herself."

This is a good place to post this video:

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