You can always count on Hollywood to be unruly and aggressive towards any issue that leans towards conservatism.
In the President Trump-era it has escalated to violence and many in Hollywood are responsible for perpetuating it.
And actress Alyssa Milano took it to a whole new level when she called for a female “sex strike” for this absurd reason.
Nobody was more furious than the Hollywood film industry because they consistently shoot movies there due to the state’s tax incentive structure for productions.
But nobody, nobody, was more furious than actress Alyssa Milano because she announced that women should go on a nationwide “sex strike.”
She announced on May 10th, “Our reproductive rights are being erased. 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.”
Our reproductive rights are being erased.
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.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 11, 2019
It’s one of the most bizarre attempts at a boycott ever constructed in American history.
But you might be surprised to learn it’s happened elsewhere in the world and it was actually effective.
Sex strikes have spanned hundreds of years and multiple countries. In 1600, for example, Iroquois women refused to engage in sex as a way to stop unregulated warfare. The tactic worked: They gained veto power concerning all future wars and paved the way for future feminist rebellions.
In more recent years, sex strikes have surged in popularity as a means to achieve political ends.
In 2003, Leymah Gbowee organized a well-publicized sex strike to end Liberia’s civil war. Not only did warlords agree to end the violence, Gbowee was later awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts.
Unfortunately for the Milano, that will never happen in this country because even her fellow liberals mocked her ridiculous idea over a bill designed to protect unborn children’s lives.
Delaney Tarr, co-founder of March for Our Lives, even wrote, “The abortion bans are horrific, and represent a terrifying leap backwards for womxn everywhere. But the answer is not a sex strike. Women (and anyone who can get pregnant) are more than providers of sex- they can enjoy it too, and a strike merely punished the oppressed group.”
One Twitter user, Cindy kick 2, especially let her have it, “Alyssa While you busy talking bullshit about a damn sex strike. Our friend @RealJamesWoods was wrongly punished by Twitter for a simple quote? He reached out to u during the fires and helped you. Why have you not reached out to him and supported him? Classic asshole move.”
Yikes. She’s right. Regardless of your political affiliation, we should all be able to put our differences aside and help those in need. Milano made no effort to help Woods.
But the funniest reaction to Milano’s sex strike was a video from Eva Victor mocking how women would try to explain to their boyfriends or spouses why they are sex striking.
me explaining to my boyfriend why we’re going on a sex strike: pic.twitter.com/AU6PYVv30C
— Eva Victor (@evaandheriud) May 12, 2019