Alyssa Milano Tried Calling For A 'Sex Strike' And The Twitterverse Has Questions
This ain't it, Alyssa.
May 13, 2019 at 6:18 pm
Actress Alyssa Milano ignited some backlash after she called for a sex strike as a response to the passing of restrictive abortion laws.
Our reproductive rights are being erased.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy.
JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.
I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on. pic.twitter.com/uOgN4FKwpg
"Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," the Charmed star tweeted Friday. "JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back."
Milano's words came shortly after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a law that would ban abortions if a heartbeat can be detected inside the womb. Per CNN, it includes some anomalies, like if the pregnancy risks the life or yields irreversible physical effects to the mother.
As for how long she'll personally abstain from sex, Milano admits she hasn't really given it much thought.
"I mean I don’t know," the 46-year-old told The Associated Press. "I sent a tweet last night I haven't really thought much past that this morning."
Users on Twitter did plenty of thinking themselves, hitting back at Milano for her confusing call to action.
Maybe this is just a strategy to make more women queer? *birdman handrub*— ChARYA Carruthers (@CharleneCac) May 11, 2019
Others brought up a good point that all men shouldn't be punished based on the actions of one in particular.
I’m not punishing the man I love because other men are pieces of shit.— Nikki (@SkepticNikki) May 12, 2019
And many warned against the dangers of some feminists who refuse to stick up for members in the Black community.
You want me to deny myself the one pleasure men offer because what now https://t.co/TsUhrSdTcv— Jamilah is 34 (@JamilahLemieux) May 11, 2019
I seriously want someone to explain to me the difference between Alyssa Milano and Meghan McCain, when they both use similar white feminist tatics and gaslight black women and other poc activists. They’re both very dangerous to the same group of people. Quick Thread 👇🏽— AshleyStevens (@The_Acumen) May 12, 2019
Alyssa Milano is as draining as racism, white supremacy, and misogyny combined.— Bad company and I can’t deny... (@BevsKid1) May 12, 2019
If she is your model of allyship, please find a new role model.
This is why I and many other Black women will never align ourselves with any feminist movement led by white women.
This isn't the first time Milano has been embroiled in controversy. Just last month, the former Who's The Boss star faced some criticism for defending 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden's touching and smelling of women's hair as a form of empathy.
"Oh Alyssa no. You can count someone as a friend, have had nothing but positive interactions with them- & they can still have had harassed or assaulted other people," someone retorted. "Being an impactful advocate means listening to & believing others ESPECIALLY when it’s out of your comfort zoneMilano has yet to respond to this controversy, but it appears she will soon with an op-ed about her proposed strike.
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