April 30, 2009, - 2:30 pm
Dumbest Boycott Alive: Kenyan Women Tell Husbands, “No Sex Until Leaders (Incl. Obama’s Muzz Cousin) Make Peace”
By Debbie Schlussel
It sounds like a great Rodney Dangerfield or Don Rickles (two of my fave comedians) joke:
Kenyan women tell their husbands, “No sex for a week.” Kenyan husbands tell their women, “Can you extend that a little longer?”
But it’s no joke. It’s like a Black Gloria Steinem or the ghost of the late Bea Arthur and her alter ego “Maude” got hold of Kenya’s women and got them to adopt her stupid idea. Not that it bothers me. Less sex in Kenya likely means less Muslims (the religion is growing by leaps and bounds there) for Barack Obama’s Muslim cousin Raila Odinga to have alongside to impose Islam’s Sharia law.
Here’s a tip, though: withholding sex won’t bring peace. But it might be good the night before an NFL game.
Here’s another tip: Since many of the husbands in Kenya are polygamous, this probably won’t work, chickies.
Thousands of Kenyan women vowed Wednesday to begin a weeklong sex strike to try to protest their country’s bickering leadership, which they say threatens to revive the bloody chaos that convulsed the African country last year.
Leaders from Kenya’s largest and oldest group dedicated to women’s rights, the Women’s Development Organization, said they hope the boycott will persuade men to pressure the government to make peace.
Eleven women’s groups are participating in the strike. The groups have also called on the wives of President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga to abstain. It was not clear how either wife responded to the request.
“We have looked at all issues which can bring people to talk and we have seen that sex is the answer,” said Rukia Subow, chairman of the Women’s Development Organization.
Hmmm . . . does this mean AIDS will spread less quickly in Africa? Don’t bet on it.
The disputed election between Kibaki and then-challenger Odinga led to violence that killed more than 1,000 people and left more than 600,000 homeless. The two were installed after a month of mediation, but infighting has threatened to break apart the fragile coalition.
Hey, ya know where we need the “no sex” policy? Dearbornistan.