Alyssa Milano was mocked and criticized by both left and right for her call for a “sex strike,” but she doubled down Monday on the bizarre suggestion to support abortion.
Milano tweeted on Friday about her idea to force men to support abortion rights.
“Our reproductive rights are being erased. Until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy,” Milano tweeted.
“JOIN ME by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back,” she added, “I’m calling for a #SexStrike. Pass it on.”
The campaign was mocked on the right for ironically calling for what many conservatives had already been advocating: more responsibility on the part of women seeking abortions as birth control for unprotected sex.
It was also lambasted by many on the left who saw it as problematic for pushing a sexist and misogynist view of women as objectified commodities whose entire value comes through copulation.
Yet, Milano persisted on Monday and doubled down for her odd boycott, claiming that the coverage had forced people to talk about pro-life legislation.
“The #SexStrike tweet has reminded people of the Republican war against women,” Milano tweeted. “GOOD.”
“These oppressive, regressive, forced-pregnancy bills are now being discussed in a serious manner on our national news cycle,” she claimed.
“We must take a stand against the @GOP legislating our bodies,” Milano said at the end of the twitter rant. “That means you too, men! Fight with us. We need you.”
Her renewed call is not likely to sway her critics on the left or right.
“Please stop feeding the narrative that women are providers and men are consumers of sex,” tweeted a feminist social media account.
“Bribing men for equal rights with access to our bodies is not how feminism works,” she added.
Here’s the latest on Milano’s sex strike:
Alyssa Milano calls for sex strike to protest anti-abortion laws