The last time Alyssa Milano fueled a movement with a hashtag, most of us were pretty on board. The veteran actress, formerly “Who’s The Boss,” fueled #MeToo, a phrase created by African-American activist Tarana Burke in 2006, which saw the toppling of various men in high power positions across various industries who had sexually harassed and abused women.
Her support of the movement stirred a reckoning and dethroned men like Harvey Weinstein and countless others.
So, for the most part, any time Milano has expressed support of women she sparked a new empowering movement.
But Milano’s latest effort has garnered little to no support because… it’s just a really bad idea.
The “heartbeat” bill, HB481, has set out to criminalize abortions after six weeks gestation– a time most pregnancies are still undetected. In the aftermath of Georgia passing one of the country’s most oppressive abortion bills in existence, activists — Milano included — have been protesting.
Dr. Lena Wen, the President of Planned Parenthood says the bill “criminalizes doctors who provide lifesaving care, and it even allows the state to investigate women for having miscarriages.”
Celebrities have condemned the new law and several have boycotted production of films in the state.
In an effort light up another movement against the bill, Milano called for a sex strike.
Milano’s proposal stems from ancient Greek comedy (heavy emphasis on the words ancient and comedy), particularly the story Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The story sees a group of women who boycott sex with men to put an end to the Peloponnesian War.
Milano’s idea might have been all well and good back then, but it’s 2019 and Twitter users were quick to point out that her idea only fuels the idea that a woman’s sexuality is her greatest weapon.
Also, let’s be real expecting women to use their sexuality to affect men is… well, ridiculous and absurd.
Many have pointed out that Milano’s proposal suggests men enjoy sex more than women. Which we all know is bull.
This is a belief that has been deeply ingrained into our mentalities at a young age and has long lead to unhealthy relationships with sex.
It has also long led woman to believe that their own sexual pleasure does not matter.
So many women believe that focusing on their own pleasure is futile.
The funny thing is that Milano’s tweet is exposing this understanding from the male perspective.
In response to her message, a lot of men have been outing themselves on Twitter as pretty bad at sex.
And women have been seeing all of the humor.
RIP to all the orgasms that didn’t happen for women thanks to Scott.
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Let’s face it: we stan a babe who has the drive to commit to healthy eating and an empowering exercise regime. Especially since it takes a hell of a lot of hard work to get ripped. So, we’ve put together a list of amazing pictures of Latinas who stood up to the trials and tribulations of their health goals for you to see.
And for good measure, we’ve also thrown in some facts about healthy eating and exercise.
A brain workout is still a workout, right?
1. It takes at least 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity per week to improve cardiovascular health.
A brisk walk is enough to do this! But, how can you tell if your walk is “brisk” enough? Experts say that you should have trouble trying to carry out a conversation with a friend – you might be able to talk, but you’d be breathless if you tried.
2. You still get benefits from a 10-15 minute burst of exercise.
Sedentary lifestyles, or, sitting at the computer all the time and watching too much Netflix, makes it more likely that you’ll develop heart disease, get high blood pressure, and have raised cholesterol levels … and even make it more likely that you’ll have a stroke!
4. Studies show that people put on 4-6 pounds in the colder months.
Caffeine has been found to improve sports performance at a rate between 2-16 percent! It’s best to drink coffee about 45-90 minutes before exercising, and you’d need roughly two cups to really feel positive effects. That being said, if you’re not much of a coffee drinker, to begin with, you could probably feel a benefit from just one cup.
6. There’s a formula for working out your maximal heart rate during exercise.
The formula is: HRMax = 208 – (0.7 x Age). So, for a 22-year-old, their maximal heart rate during exercise should be somewhere around 192 beats per minute (BPM). If you train at a level that gets you to your maximal heart rate, then that’s enough to start inducing physiological change. That means you may lose weight, build muscle, and generally improve your overall health!
You have to have a good diet, too! But, that doesn’t mean that you should suddenly invest in a bananas-only diet … or whatever the latest trend is. No, amigos, this means that you should look at eating more fruit and vegetables and having smaller portions of carbohydrates and red meat. And yes, those soft drinks are doing you no good.
8. Exercise reduces the risk of developing quite a few diseases.
Restricting carbohydrates is also linked to weight loss. However, it’s not necessarily the best thing for your body to stop eating carbohydrates altogether – taking carbohydrate restrictions to the extreme can result in ketosis. This can cause headaches, weakness, nausea, dehydration, and dizziness. The main thing to remember is that not all carbohydrates are made equal: wholemeal bread, pasta, and rice are more nutrient-rich than the white varieties.
But, it should be done in consultation with a doctor. And, if anything like bleeding, contractions, amniotic fluid leakage, excessive breathlessness, dizziness, chest pain, and swelling happens, then it’s important to stop exercising immediately.
11. For professionals, exercising in warm conditions can improve performance.
Basically, if you’re a morning person and workout straight after waking up, then you’ll feel the benefits of eating less throughout the day and may even maintain weight loss. But, if you’re a night owl, you may find that that evening workouts will give you better results since you’ll be inclined to work hard during the night. Basically, listen to your bodies, babes.
15. Completing vigorous exercise just before bed can have benefits.
But unfortunately, it’s not the best kind of exercise if you’re looking to get real results. It gets your heart pumping, which is important. But, a solid bonk is about as good as walking gently for six minutes. So while it does get you moving, you can’t give up on exercising altogether just because you’ve been in bed.
17. An estimated 50 percent of people who start a new exercise program will give it up within six months.
While intensity is good for building fitness, pain is the body’s way of telling you that you need to stop what you’re doing, or you’ll do damage to yourself. If you’re feeling a lot of pain regularly from your exercise regime, you may have to change your routine.
19. “If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it” is not a myth.