A-list actress-turned-A-list activist Alyssa Milano has sparked a major controversy on social media after calling on women to stop having sex.
It seems that practicing abstinence is the only logical way for women to “protect their vaginas” and stop men “from trying to legislate them.”
The star’s proposed “sex strike” was meant to unite women against the restrictive new abortion legislation, but instead, it united them by bashing the actress for what many saw as an outdated idea.
“Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy,” Milano said on Twitter Friday.
“JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.”
“I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on,” she concluded.
According to CNN, critics said the strike assumes that sex is enjoyed only by men and that women’s bodies are commodities that can be denied to men as punishment.
Some people also pointed out that the sex strike ignored LGBTQ people and didn’t consider the possibility of sexual violence.
“Living under the patriarchy has already robbed me of safety, autonomy, opportunities, and trust in our institutions,” wrote Kristi Coulter on Twitter.
“Now I’m supposed to give up sex, too, and play into the fiction that it is just a bargaining chip/transaction for women.”
“Love you, but nope.”
Tammy Lawson also took to Twitter to express her outrage with the idea.
“A shame because again, you are using sex as a weapon, as a way to get what you want,” Tammy wrote.
“I guess your brain wasn’t good enough.”
While most people found the sex strike offensive, it did actually attract some supporters.
Some abortion opponents commended the actress on her initiative, although their reasons for supporting it were entirely different.
“I’m totally with you, @Alyssa_Milano, on not having sex. But …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip