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Belgian Senator Calls For: "No Sex Till Government Is Formed"

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the keeping-your-eye-on-the-prize dept.

Idle 8

dbune writes "Belgium has been in political doldrums for a number a months. And now a politician in Belgium believes she has an idea on how to get negotiators to speed up their work on creating a new government. The country's newspaper, HLN, reported that Senator Marleen Temmerman has told fellow negotiators to abstain from sex until the country has a new government."

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Won't Work (1)

dcw3 (649211) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137048)

Well, it won't work if they've been married change.

I see a potential flaw (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139800)

All strikes can be broken through the use of scab workers...

Nothing new under the sun ... (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 3 years ago | (#35147808)

The Lysistratans, by (ummmm, brain gears grinding) Aristophanes. Written around 480BC?

[Looks it up]

Damn : "Lysistrata (Attic Greek: ÎÏ...ÏfÎÏfÏÏÎÏÎ, "Army-disbander") ; "Aristophanes." ; "411 BC,"

Only one out of 3 - either my brain is getting fossilised, or Wikipedia is wrong.

Sadly, I fear that it's my brain.

Re:Nothing new under the sun ... (1)

SylvanCyke (1375051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35148344)

Aristophanes eh? Sounds like my type, if I were a woman.

Re:Nothing new under the sun ... (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35155936)

You do know he's dead now, don't you?

joining in (1)

SylvanCyke (1375051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35148340)

I am joining in on the sex strike, but not in solidarity with Belgium. I am striking for mass transit and alternative fuel implementation in the U.S. I want them to replace 80% of our current oil use. I would enjoy remaining on strike until my demands have been met, but really. Instead I am engaging in no sex until next week.

Re:joining in (1)

Locke2005 (849178) | more than 3 years ago | (#35155948)

You're a slashdot reader... what changes to you behavior are really required?

Try the opposite... (1)

BattleBlow (633941) | more than 3 years ago | (#35159118)

That will just result in them getting more argumentative and less likely to form a government. Instead, you must have sex with a different senator of another party each day until a government is formed. I predict either a government forming on day one or a unity government coming together after a month or so. I also predict a sudden surge in viewership for Belgian parliamentary broadcasts.
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