Togo Opposition Leader Calls for Sex Strike

Women urged to lock up their “motherland” until jailed protesters are released

by Lesley Kennedy • Reporter

Protesters are hoping to hit men where it hurts in Togo, calling for a sex strike in an effort to free jailed opposition supporters, CNN reports.

According to the network, Togolese demonstrators have been protesting new “electoral reforms they say favor the ruling party ahead of October’s parliamentary elections.”

“I am inviting all women to observe a one-week sex strike, fasting and prayers to set our arrested brothers and husbands free,” Let’s Save Togo opposition leader Isabelle Ameganvi says, CNN reports. “So all you ladies have to keep the gate of your ‘motherland’ locked up to all men from Monday up to Sunday.”

Ameganvi says women have the power to change things.

“We do not want to remain in the kitchen, but we can have our say in politics,” she says, according to the network. “We cannot stay hand-crossed as our children and husbands are being kept in jail.”

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First Published Sun, 2012-08-26 19:36

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