WTF Friday, 2/13/2015

I don’t even know where to start with this one. Earlier this week, Uganda’s Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development (those things go together, right?) exhorted women to quit refusing to have sex with their husbands.

After a high profile incident in which a man in Bushenyi murdered his wife, Minister Mary Karooro Okurut told an audience of local women’s groups that domestic violence is fueled by lack of sex. Endorsing the sort of progressive, sensitive opinion you’d want in a gender minister, she explained that if ladies would just put out more, they wouldn’t be at such high risk of getting beaten and murdered.

She did allow, however, that it might be okay for a woman to abstain if she’s ill. Obviously she’d need a note from a (male) doctor, though.

h/t to Ledio Cakaj

Kate Cronin-Furman


  1. When I was living in Tanzania, the then-MInister for Women’s Issues (a woman) told a group of women’s organizations that they should work together and with the government for the betterment of all. Headline in the local paper: Women’s Organs Must Cooperate. True story.

  2. I’m sure its just a coincidence that this is the country that just passed the “Kill the Gays” bill.

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