Lysistrate anno 2006
I Aristofanes' berømte antikrigskomedie Lysistrate (skrevet i 411 fvt.) beslutter Athens kvinder at standse krigen mellem Athen og Sparta ved at nægte at gå i seng med deres mænd.
Efterhånden som mændene bliver mere og mere opbragte og lider større og større afsavn tvinges de efterhånden til forhandlingsbordet.
Aristofanes' satire har nu fået en alvorligt ment pendant i byen Pereira i Colombia, hvor bandemedlemmers hustruer og kærester er gået sammen om at fortælle deres mænd, at de opgive deres våben - eller undvære sex.
Fra dagens Guardian:
Gang members in one of Colombia's most violent cities face an ultimatum: give up guns or give up sex. In what is being called a "strike of crossed legs", supported by the Pereira 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.Daily Telegraph har også en historie om sexstrejken, hvis resultat historien endnu ikke melder noget om.
"We want them to know that violence is not sexy," said Jennifer Bayer, 18, the girlfriend of a gang member. She and at least two dozen other women have said the sex strike will continue until their men hand over their weapons to authorities and sign up for vocational training offered by the mayor's office.
The women yesterday launched a rap song that will become the strike's anthem. "As women we are worth a lot. We don't want to fall for violent men because with them we lose too much," Ms Bayer sang down the telephone to the Guardian.
She said the men had laughed about the strike but would soon see it was serious ...