Officials Cave to Sex Strike, Agree to Pave Road
Colombian women's 'strike of crossed legs' lasted 38 days
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2011 12:21 PM CDT
The so-called "strike of crossed legs" worked.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Never doubt the transformative power of sex—or lack thereof. Local authorities today agreed to appease the women of the Colombian town of Barbacoas, who in an effort to get a road to their town paved have spent the past 38 days swearing off sex in a so-called "strike of crossed legs," according to Colombia Reports. Construction of the road will begin on Oct. 11—and the women will keep their legs crossed until then, they say. "The Barbacoan community is aware that there have always been many promises made here that have never been kept."

The road is a more serious issue than it might at first sound; without it, getting to the nearest hospital took 12 to 14 hours. "Why bring children into this world when they can just die without medical attention?" one of the strike leaders explained. Some of the town’s men joined the protest by hunger striking. Euclides Montes of the Guardian draws a parallel with the SlutWalk movement, saying we're witnessing a new kind of feminist action “in which sexuality is being used as an empowering tool.”

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Aug 6, 2011 2:11 AM CDT
funny but not without some truth to it. reproducing with unfavorable conditions is a bad move... however seeing that as feminist movement is absurd. Females are far more sexual then males. Perhaps pussy ass males with no self control will cave to that while real Men will just laugh.
Aug 5, 2011 7:23 PM CDT
We women don't need men as much as they need us. Girls can satisfy each other, and straight guys don't have the female equivalent to a strap-on. And we also win in the courts if they're is a divorce. I'm on my third husband now, and I've already got #4 picked out. Power to the women! Especially me!
Aug 5, 2011 4:02 PM CDT
See, that's how you get shit done. Ladies in the US, get your shit together, you're supposed to be in charge lol