Former Charmed actress Alyssa Milano called for a sex strike claiming that “our reproductive rights are being erased.”
Milano took to Twitter, where she wrote, “Our reproductive rights are being erased. 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.”
Our reproductive rights are being erased.
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.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
Milano’s tweet was openly mocked by many.
Don’t let anyone talk you out of this Alyssa. It’s a fantastic idea. Less clients for Planned Parenthood! It’s what we’ve always wanted. 😂😂😂
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 11, 2019
Not having sex to own the very people who want you to stop having sex
— Ines Helene (@inihelene) May 11, 2019
— Patriot_Keeper (@Patriot_Keeper) May 11, 2019
Hello, men. I’m available.
— Meredith (@FletchHerCox) May 11, 2019
Your brain cells are being erased at record setting pace
— Tony Bruno (@TonyBrunoShow) May 11, 2019
No SJWs breeding? Do it.
Please do it.
Meanwhile us normal people will make and raise big families of even MORE normal people with actual foundations based on morals values, logic, science, and common sense.
— Josh The Amazing Animator (@mordennight) May 11, 2019
Please tell me how I, as a woman, do not have “legal control over my body.”
— Kayla Elles (@kaylamelles) May 11, 2019
So, this tweet effectively admits the efficacy of an abstinence commitment? 👏👏 keep it up, and everyone should get on board with the idea that if you aren’t willing or able to have a child, you should avoid the one activity that leads to having a child.
— Now That Im Catholic (@now_catholic) May 11, 2019
Bruh… I’ll never understand trying to withhold sex from dudes to get something. 1)sex isnt the end all be all of our universe and 2) like I dont have a computer and/or an imagination. We good over here fam. Good luck tho.
— chrisdrawsome (@chrisdrawsome) May 11, 2019
Pope Paul VI right now: pic.twitter.com/3PPTntdhjy
— Antoinette Lopes (@AntoinetteLopes) May 11, 2019
If I got paid every time I used this gif when it comes to one of your ideas I could probably pay off the national debt pic.twitter.com/bO40wPmK5h
— 🇺🇸🧟♀️ HelloHoudini 🧟♀️🇬🇧 (@HelloHoudini) May 11, 2019
— Ocean Man (@OceanMan64) May 11, 2019
Milano did find a few supporters as well.
Yes! Cis men need to feel the physical consequences of our reproductive rights being systematically eliminated! #SexStrike
— Kate Kelly (@Kate_Kelly_Esq) May 11, 2019
Only for Republican men. The men who are supportive to women’s rights are excluded. I’m lucky to have one of those.
— Vote Dem for the Planet (@Brasilmagic) May 11, 2019
Milano’s call for a sex strike comes after Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed the pro-life heartbeat bill. Before signing the bill, Kemp stated, “Georgia is a state that values life. We stand up for those who are unable to speak for themselves.” He added, “But our job is to do what is right, not what is easy. We will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.”
The bill reads in part:
“It shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize the presence of a fetal heartbeat as the point of “fetal viability,” creating a compelling state interest to protect “the independent essence of the second life” as an “object of state protection” from abortion; and
It shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize unborn children as natural persons.”
Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood would call for “mandatory vasectomies” until men are ready to have children in response to the bill being signed.
Milano had been actively campaigning against the bill. In fact, she lead a number of celebrities in calling for Hollywood film studios to boycott the entire state of Georgia if the bill was signed into law. Some of those celebrities included Avengers: Endgame actors Mark Ruffalo, Don Cheadle, and Tessa Thompson.
In an open letter calling for Hollywood to boycott Georgia, Milano described the bill as “evil.”
“We can’t imagine being elected officials who had to say to their constituents ‘I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars out of our state’s economy.”
Hollywood does a ton of business in Georgia. Atlanta-based AJC reports in Fiscal Year 2018 there were 455 productions that did “$2.7 billion in direct spending.” They noted this was the most productions “since the tax credits were passed in 2008.”
Georgia provides film and TV productions with up to a 30 percent tax credit if they spend at least $500,000 in the state.
The Walking Dead, Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, Avengers: Endgame, Ozark, and more all have or had a production home in Georgia.
What do you make of Alyssa Milano’s call for a sex strike? Do you think it is a good idea?