Women in Pereira, Colombia, just may have unlocked the key to ending world terror. Fed up by the death and destruction caused by their drug-peddling boyfriends and husbands, Colombian women have banded together to announce the "strike of the crossed legs." They’re giving up sex until their men give up their guns. Primitive, to be sure, but oh so effective.
I have to believe the strike is having its desired effect on the men. Money, power, violence and the rush that comes from such a lifestyle are one thing, but a life with no sex is something else all together.
Just imagine if the strike of the crossed legs does, in fact, work. Women around the world could implement a similar initiative in their war-torn locale. We’d see the women of Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Sunni and Sh’ite Muslims band together and "just say no." Maybe the women of North Korea and Iran would withhold their favors as well. And, if we’re really, really lucky, the wives (and, dare I suggest, the mistresses) of Messrs. Cheney, Rumsfeld and Rove would also turn thumbs down until, and unless, all the sabre rattling has ceased.
In my opinion, this is the first proposed solution that truly "attacks" terrorism at its root (no pun intended) and offers a ray of hope.
Men may be treacherous, deceitful, egomaniacal, territorial and many other things. But, we’re also men. So, here’s hoping the women of Colombia are just the first wave of what will become a worldwide movement to hit the terrorists where it hurts the most. My only hope is that the "significant others" of PR executives don’t see such a strike as a smart ploy to get what they want in their part of the world as well.