Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Plan #69 for a new Belgian government: The Strike of Crossed Legs

UPDATE: Marleen Temmerman now says she was just making a joke, and is surprised that people would actually take it seriously. She obviously doesn't know how the media works.

In Aristophanes' comedic play Lysistrata, the women of Greece attempt to end the Peloponnesian war by withholding sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers.

In 2006 the women of Pereira, Colombia organised a "strike of crossed legs" to force the city's gangsters to give up their guns.

In 2009 it was Kenya's turn. One week after a sex ban was imposed, a new government was formed.

Beware! Belgium is about to become the new Kenya. The problems surrounding the forming of a new government have prompted senator Marleen Temmerman to think creatively. She is now urging the wives and girlfriends of the negotiators to cross their legs for a new Belgian government.

Ah, just another day of being happy that I'm not a politician.