Alyssa Milano’s Call For a ‘Sex Strike’ Over Abortion Law in Georgia Faces Backlash – People Are Divided

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Actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano has urged women to take part in a “sex strike” to protest against a new law in the state of Georgia.

However, it ended with a storm on social media and divided people. Keep on reading Nexter.org to know more.

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The new Georgia’s law bans as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which generally occurs in the sixth week of pregnancy. The state’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, signed the bill into law on Tuesday.

Also in Alabama, politicians feuded over a last-minute change to a bill that suddenly stripped exceptions for rape and incest from a near-total ban on in the state.

The Georgia bill is called controversial as many women do not know they are pregnant by six weeks, with morning sickness usually starting after about nine weeks. However, the law is expected to face challenges in the courts.

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Actress Alyssa Milano reacted with the call for a sex strike in response to restrictive laws.

“Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy,” Milano said on Twitter Friday. “JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back.”

Milano’s call for a sex strike stirred up criticism from people who said the call to action is misguided as the strike assumes that sex is enjoyed only by men and that women’s bodies are commodities that can be denied to men as punishment.

“I appreciate the intent, but a #sexstrike is a bad and sexist idea,” wrote one person on Twitter. “As if we provided sex as a reward to the worthy. It’s denying women’s pleasure”.

“This strike may mean well and contain cheap ‘feel good’ reactions,” said one person. “But it pushes a sexist narrative that sex is something WE give to men as a form of currency. That is not empowering. At all.”

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Another person said, “As a single ace woman, this is… what I do every day ANYWAY. Got any suggestions for things I can do that might actually be HELPFUL?”

“A shame because again, you are using sex as a weapon, as a way to get what you want,” said Tammy Lawson on Twitter. “I guess your brain wasn’t good enough.”


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Alyssa Milano's Call For a 'Sex Strike' Over Abortion Law in Georgia Faces Backlash - People Are Devided
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Actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano has urged women to take part in a "sex strike" to protest against a new abortion law in the state of Georgia. However, it ended with a storm on social media and divided people. Keep on reading Nexter.org to know more.
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