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Max Gentle

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I happened to see this story on the BBC website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8025457.stm

"Kenyan women hit men with sex ban.

Women's activist groups in Kenya have slapped their partners with a week-long sex ban in protest over the infighting plaguing the national unity government."

Which got me thinking...if women are willing to treat sex as a commodity to be traded for certain types of behaviour, isn't that essentially the same as buying and selling it?

If it's acceptable for these women to use their sexual resources to influence men, why should men not use their financial resources to persuade women to have sex with them?

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The guys have nothing to worry about they can pull any blonde going. Have you seen Kenyan women!

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If it's acceptable for these women to use their sexual resources to influence men, why should men not use their financial resources to persuade women to have sex with them?

You don't expect (civilian) women not to be hypocritical, do you?? :rolleyes:

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What does make Max's point, though he doesn't stress it, is that these women are offering to compensate Kenyan wgs. if they join the strike - see second paragraph of:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8025457.stm

This potentially creates an unusual solidarity between professionals & amateurs. It's a pity that the BBC didn't solicit a Kenyan wg's views. Or Jacqui S's

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