Friday 18 August 2017

Colombian women end sex strike

The women of a Columbian town have ended their sex strike
The women of a Columbian town have ended their sex strike

The women of the Colombian town of Barbacoas have declared their sex strike is over.

It is not clear how many women took part, and compliance is impossible to prove, but the women of the remote southwestern town said their demand for a road was met.

They announced on June 22 that they would deny their partners sex until authorities began paving a 35-mile road linking the town of 35,000 people with the provincial capital of Pasto.

Army engineers began work on Tuesday. The paved road will cut travel time by at least six hours.

Barbacoas Mayor Jose Arnulfo Preciado said he will happily submit to a polygraph to prove the protest was honoured. He said his wife slept in a separate room during the strike.

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