A Hollywood Actress Tried Protesting The Abortion Bill By Giving Up Sex, And Uh… No Thank You
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.