For some unexplained reason, Minister of Gender Patricia Kaliati has become the country’s foremost expert on matters of sex. At any gathering where she spots women, the minister seizes the occasion to counsel, nay lecture, them on how they should position themselves in bed and which parts of their husband’s bodies they must touch to excite them the most, among her rich plate of sex tips.
During functions that are not remotely connected to bedroom issues, Kaliati never misses an opportunity to offer some unsolicited advice on sex. Why the minister has turned sex into an important item on her every official programme is beyond me. I can only speculate that she believes sex education is the most important pillar of women empowerment, the missing link in the equation of gender equality.
Apparently, Kaliati also believes that the root of the strife in many families in Malawi is a lack of satisfying sex and women are the most deficient in this regard. In the world of the minister, it is not degrading to turn women into sex machines on whose shoulders falls the responsibility to keep their marriages happy and stable through sex.