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Alyssa Milano’s Call for Feminist #SexStrike Doesn’t Get Reaction She Expected from the Right

Alyssa Milano’s Call for Feminist #SexStrike Doesn’t Get Reaction She Expected from the Right

“tfw the libs own themselves so you don’t have to.”

Amid legislative calls to limit abortion in several southern states, two prominent Democrat women have urged their fellow feminists to stop having sex with men, who they claim are stealing the “autonomy” they have over their bodies.

“Ladies: STOP having sex w/conservative men TOTAL COMPLETE SEX BOYCOTT. Don’t let them anywhere near you,” former candidate for Florida’s 18th Congressional District Pam Keith said in a Friday tweet. “Give them the hand and keep it moving. Get a B.O.B. But make it a rule to run, not walk, from men who want to steal your agency over yourself & your life.”

Later in the day, actress Alyssa Milano expressed a similar sentiment, but widened the proposed sex embargo to all men: “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,” the progressive activist and “Charmed” star tweeted.

The reaction to Milano and Keith’s viral tweets, particularly from conservatives and Republicans who back pro-life measures, has likely not been what the two progressive women expected. Many conservatives applauded Milano’s campaign, saying it aligned with pro-life values such as “abstinence first” teachings.

“No sex = no abortion. I applaud your pro-life stance!” tweeted The Blaze’s Jason Howerton.

“Becoming morally abstinent to own the social conservatives,” tweeted popular conservative social media personality neontaster.

“You are amazing. What the modern sex education programs being taught in our schools have needed for so long is someone to step forward as spokeswoman to promote abstinence as a foolproof, cheap method of birth control. This is perfect! I hope people are listening,” wrote The Resurgent writer Susan Wright in response to Milano’s tweet.

Other conservatives mocked the actress’ tweet as absurd.

“tfw the libs own themselves so you don’t have to,” tweeted National Review’s Alexandra DeSanctis, a frequent critic of pro-choice ideology. “Who could’ve predicted that support of legal abortion would lead to a movement that tries to end pregnancy?” wrote conservative pundit Ben Howe.

Howe also snarked that Milano and Keith’s tweets showed there are “a whole lotta progressive women having sex with conservative men.”

Georgia recently passed legislation designed to curtail abortion, including a controversial bill banning abortion after a heartbeat is detected. Similar measures have been proposed in Alabama, Ohio and other states.

In April, Milano was filmed confronting a GOP State representative while protesting Georgia’s so-called heartbeat bill.

“These are the men who are voting on what goes on inside my uterus. This guy right here. This guy. Have a great day,” Milano said to state Rep. Dominic LaRiccia, R-169.

The actress, who is known for her women’s rights activism, recently called for a boycott of Wendy’s spicy chicken nuggets over concerns the company was “refusing to protect farmworker women from sexual assault & rape in the fields.”

Cover image: Alyssa Milano sex strike (Screen grab)



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