Monday, September 18, 2006

neither threats nor flames shall force our doors

A modern day Lysistrata is under way in Colombia.

In what is being called Pereira's "strike of crossed legs", supported by the city mayor's office, the wives and girlfriends of gang members have said they will not have sex with their partners until they vow to give up violence.

"We want them to know that violence is not sexy," said Jennifer Bayer, 18, the girlfriend of a gang member.

She and at least 24 other women have said the sex strike will continue until their men hand over their weapons and sign up for vocational training offered by the mayor's office.