States like Ohio, Alabama and Georgia turned the clock way back on women’s reproductive rights.
The laws, which are aimed to challenge the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, have made many women outraged in the states in question.
The laws could even produce jail time for women who leave their residential state for one with less abortion restrictions. And while the anger from so many is very justified, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter over the weekend to suggest women fight back with a sex strike.
Our reproductive rights are being erased.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/uOgN4FKwpg
"Until women have legal control over our bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy," the actress tweeted in-part. "Join me by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back. I'm calling for a sex strike. Pass it on."
Well, many women, particularly Black women, weren’t interested in the proposed strike and let Milano know.
@Alyssa_Milano god forbid women have sex because they enjoy it. God forbid women have sex outside of marriage or monogamous relationships. Let’s stop criminalizing and restricting a woman’s right to choose and exercise her sexuality for politics. Keep politics separate. 🙅🏽♀️nope— Aminka Belvitt (@MsBelvitt) May 12, 2019
1. I already plan on having sex this weekend.— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) May 11, 2019
2. My partner is pro-choice, why should he be punished? He’s not the enemy.
3. I feel like this sex strike is kinda what these uptight jackass politicians who want to illegalize abortion want? pic.twitter.com/vSZBW4hqy8
Girl. No. https://t.co/gRYgIazgHc— Evette Dionne 🏁 (@freeblackgirl) May 11, 2019
I will only talk about the sex strike when it’s fully evolved from twitter discourse to plot point on bold type season 4— Allison P Davis (@AllisonPDavis) May 12, 2019
I’m not punishing the man I love because other men are pieces of shit.— Nikki (@SkepticNikki) May 12, 2019
I see what you’re trying to do here buuuuuut a #sexstrike isn’t going to work. Educating people on all scales is what needs to happen.— Mama Kobie & Malkia (@iDNTspkAFRICAN) May 12, 2019
What do you think? Is withdrawing from having sex with their partners the right or an effective step toward positive change? Let us know in the comment section below.
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