“Ultimate sex strike.”
A writer for high-profile news outlets on Monday responded to critics who challenged her commitment to the tenets of feminism by suggesting that she’d divorced her husband because he was a supporter of President Donald Trump.
“A sex strike? Who are you having sex with that you need a strike to make them pro-choice? I mean,” Lenz tweeted, who currently writes for the Columbia Journalism Review, c.
I have gotten some feedback about this tweet accusing me of hypocrisy because I was married to a trump supporter, but bitches I divorced him so don't come for me https://t.co/Ma6FGqzIQl
— Lyz Lenz (@lyzl) May 14, 2019
Some of her fellow feminists fired back, accusing Lenz of missing the point and noting that she was once married to a Trump supporter.
In reply, Lenz dropped the ultimate “Trump” card, averring that her devotion to progressive ideology could not be questioned since she’d gone as far as to drop her conservative spouse.
Writing for Mashable in 2016, Lenz said she “gasped” after discovering her then-husband had dressed their daughter in a “Mitt Romney for President” T-shirt during the 2012 race.
“I have gotten some feedback about this tweet accusing me of hypocrisy because I was married to a trump supporter, but bitches I divorced him so don’t come for me,” she tweeted.
“Like I literally did the hardest thing and you want to begrudge me an joke?” Lenz said in a followup.
Her retort earned snaps from other journalists and women.
“[U]ltimate sex strike,” tweeted climate-change reporter Melody Schreiber.
“Criticizing Lyz is hilarious because rather than strike, she fired the CEO,” replied author Elon Green.
The Milano-led #SexStrike that sparked Lenz’s initial tweet has proved controversial on both sides of the political spectrum. While some liberals signed on to the campaign, Woke Twitter generally joined conservatives in opposing it – albeit for very different reasons. A number of prominent feminists accused Milano of setting back women’s sexual liberation.
Milano kicked off the campaign Friday, by urging a sex embargo on all men: “Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy,” she said in a tweet.
“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 added.