Women’s "sex strike" brings peace to warring Mindanao villages

In the play "Lysistrata," which was written by Aristhophanes way back in 411 B.C. and set in Athens, the title character gets so tired of her warrior-husband’s absence. So, she gets together with other women in a similar fix and tells them that they should refuse to have sex with their husbands until they agree to stop fighting.

The "sex strike" launched by the women of Dado proved effective.

 

In the play "Lysistrata," which was written by Aristhophanes way back in 411 B.C. and set in Athens, the title character gets so tired of her warrior-husband’s absence. So, she gets together with other women in a similar fix and tells them that they should refuse to have sex with their husbands until they agree to stop fighting.

 

Well, what worked for Lysistrata has also worked for the women of Dado, a village in the town of Alamada, North Cotabato.

 

NineMSN.com, citing a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), revealed that the women of Dado banded together and gave their husbands an ultimatum. They told them that if they kept fighting with men from surrounding villages, "they would not be accepted at home."

 

Apparently, fighting broke out when the men of Dado had to pass through two other villages in order to get to a regional market. There was only one passable route to the said market.

 

Dado resident Hasna Kandatu’s husband Lengs Kupong, a village leader, implored the other men of the village to bring an end to the fighting.  Kupong said, "She says to me if you do bad things then we will be separated."

 

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