Saturday, September 16, 2006

Crossed legs strike

You're going to think I am completely making this up, but bear with me...

The life of a Columbian gang member is hard these days. You go out and threaten people, launder money, and sometimes, have to shoot and kill someone. Work can sometimes be long days and nights. And, when you get home, all you want to do is relax, watch your 102-inch plasma TV with satellite hook up, have some drinks, and get a little somthin-somthin from your lady. That's all he asks.

But, NO! Forget that deal, Pedro. The women of the Columbian town called Pereria have taken things into their own hands, sort of. They have declared what they call the crossed legs strike, according to this story from CBS news. Apparently, when their men give up their guns, they will give them some lovin'.
One gang member's girlfriend said withholding sex was proving a powerful incentive. "The boys listen to us. When we close ourselves off a bit they listen to us. If they don't give up their weapons, then we won't be with them," Margarita told AP Television.

"They say that if we don't drop our weapons, they won't be with us anymore," said a local gang member, who called himself Caleno. "We need our women, and you'll change for your woman."
I've heard that the United Nations is really getting behind this initiative. Instead of the oil-for-food program, they're calling this, well, you can probably figure out the name yourself.

What kind of signs would be used for this protest? What would be the chants used? Strike organizers are plannning to go from bedroom to bedroom to bring their message to the masses. Maybe the Beatles were right: All you need is love (or lack of it) *cough*

23 comments:

thethinker said...

Wow. That's a weird, yet effective, way to stop violence. More power to the women!


(Word verification : AWPMS. How ironic..)

jbwritergirl said...

I tried that strike once but it back fired. When I finally had enough pent up 'energy' with no place to get rid of it I called upon my last hope, I call him John. But much to my dismay it was a case of dead batteries that finally made me throw in the towel. I guess it's one of those cases refered to as cutting off your nose despite your face.

JB

wolfbaby said...

OHHH my OOOHHHHH my that is funny....so very funny and very very effective!!!

Dr. A said...

How you doin? My name is John...

cathy said...

I love it! HAAAAAA! We women are the power's of the world. It has just taken us a moment to figure it out.

But, you know this won't last. When that first guy say's "Well the heck with this, I'm going out an gettin my somethin somewheres else." That'll be the end of it.

cathy said...

"The life of a Columbian gang member is hard these days"

lol...You were trying to be cute there weren't ya?

Dr. A said...

I thought it was quite witty myself *smile*

Sarebear said...

These men are violent to begin with; wouldn't this sort of thing offend their sense of "manhood" and "power", their sense of their machoness, etc?

Wouldn't some of them, just a few perhaps, but some of em FORCE the issue?

I hope not, but I was concerned for the women's safety.

With that said, though, that is NO reason for them to stop the strike. They have EVERY right to determine when, how, where, etc.

Sarebear said...

Er, that is no reason for them to stop, if they don't want to.

ipanema said...

The funny thing is, what if they'll skip their own women who deny them of that loving feeling and find comfort in another woman? :)

TheTundraPA said...

Perhaps the ladies have been reading ancient Greek plays? The comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes, written about 400 B.C. is about this exact topic, and contains some classic lines. After a few weeks of the women's "strike", one of the men moans, "oh, that she will fall on the point of this waiting thin-gummy-bob!" (or close; my theatre degree/liberal arts education is about 30 years old now!)

slaghammer said...

What of the social impact of trading guns for more sex in a culture where crime not only pays the bills and defines personal status, but also serves as a primary outlet for frustration that might otherwise be redirected towards, I don’t know, the government. That is a lot of passion to be worked out in the perilous confines of the boudoir. The predictable climactic explosion (sorry bout that one) in population could stress resources and further limit employment prospects in the region, thereby making crime an ever more viable option. It is a dangerous game these women play.
These scenarios are based on solid pseudo-social-scientific studies conducted by unqualified non-professionals and should therefore be taken extremely seriously.

Sid Schwab said...

The dad of a friend of mine used to say the following (pardon the colorful languge; don't mean to dirty up this place, but it's the only way to say it):

The dumbest girl in the world is smarter than the smartest guy with a hard-on.


Truer words....

LookinginmyRearviewMirror said...

Sometimes you just have to wonder about this world we live it!!!

My question is this...if you are a gang member and out to do all kinds of evil, your telling me that a couple of lady friends are going to stop you from getting something, something until you change?

I don't buy it, or they aren't the big, bad and ugly gang members they are pretending to be!

Did anyone understand my point? I think I was thinking in Pennsylvania Dutch and typing in English..excuse my wording....

Blessings,

Lue

Moof said...

Signs and chants:

Down with guns! Up with ... um ... *blush*

Or ... how about ...

There's more than one way to be a sharpshooter ...

Okay ... I'm gone ... before you chase me off! >;o)

Mother Jones RN said...

Doc A, you sly devil. Behave your self:-)

Mimi Lenox said...

That's hysterical.
You're a very witty guy. I like and will return.

difficultpt said...

Sorry, I can't relate to this one--I don't even remember what sex is . . . If I get an anullment, maybe I can become a nun.

R2K said...

Congrats on the blog of the day!

Pattie said...

Crossed Legs Strike? Oh My God...just when I thought I heard everything.... pretty funny, though!

Lea said...

Maybe the gang members will get so frustrated, they'll shoot each other. We can only hope.

Wrkinprogress said...

Go girls. :)

And, umm, I call "mine" Bob -- battery operated boyfriend, ala the Sweet Potato Queens. :)

PARLANCHEQ said...

Ha! So glad you picked up on this news tidbit. Apparently even in the macho world of Columbian drug lords, it's the women that really hold the power. :)