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Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Your vote or the couch? Zimbabwean women urged to withhold sex unless their men go to the polls
In order to change the habit of men staying away from the voting polls and leaving voting to Zimbabwean women, a female government minister has called on women to withhold sex from their partners unless they register to vote.
Zimbabwe’s elections are expected to hold on July 31 and minister of regional integration and international cooperation, Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga said Zimbabwean women must not have sex until their partners register to vote.
“You are basically saying to your partners, we are all suffering the same way. We need to make a difference. I am not asking you to go to war. I am asking you to go and vote,” said Misihairabwi-Mushonga. “You have a responsibility. For years, we have seen that the majority of people that go to register to vote have been women. And this call is to say, we as women can’t be taking this struggle alone. We need to take our men on board. And if we can’t bring them on board by talking to them nicely, we will deny them something that we know they certainly would want. ”