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
Editor’s Note: Ed Krassenstein deleted the Tweet during the writing of this story.
The idea of a #SexStrike – where sex is something men seek and women withhold – is the same regressive model of sexuality that Republican men use to legislate! No thanks.— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) May 11, 2019
I’m totally with you, @Alyssa_Milano, on not having sex. But the issue isn’t “reproductive rights.” The issue is reproductive responsibilities & fidelity. No one should have sex until they’re ready to embrace the privilege & responsibility of lifelong commitment & raising a child— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) May 11, 2019
Isn’t this called abstinence? And isn’t this exactly what conservatives wanted?— Kelly Campagna (@warriorwoman91) May 11, 2019
Please stop feeding the narrative that women are providers and men are consumers of sex. Bribing men for equal rights with access to our bodies is not how feminism works.— feminist next door (@emrazz) May 11, 2019
You are promulgating the sexist stereotype that men seek sex while women offer it as a bargaining ploy. Had you taken my course in Islamic Intersectional Feminism, you would know that transwomen of color such as myself reject the idea of sex with men. #SoloSexForPeace— Gad Saad (@GadSaad) May 11, 2019
Welcome to the pro-life movement! Another life saved is another great day!— Logan Russell (@thelogankyle) May 11, 2019
Where there are strikes, there are strikebreakers.— Dean Clancy (@DeanClancy) May 11, 2019
Who’s the Boss?— Zenheadbutt (@Zenheadbutt) May 11, 2019
Live look at her supportive husband when she came up with this idea pic.twitter.com/ANKR2nn2Rp— Matt Morgan (@HogsFan2019) May 11, 2019
I’m not a fan of it, either, because it reduces sex to a commodity.— Kelly Love, NBCT (@mrskellylove) May 11, 2019
Disagree- the idea that in order to make a man value me/my bodily autonomy means I have to bribe him by withholding my body is archaeic. I can disagree with the means/method and reasoning behind the #SexStrike but still fully support the cause.— Kate Frasier (@kate_frasier) May 11, 2019
I havent seen these types of comments. All I saw was comments comparing this to abstinence and saying this was a good thing. I think a majority of conservatives were actually agreeing with her “sex-strike”— Nile Hollis 🇮🇱 (@HollisNile) May 11, 2019
By this logic “Pro-Choice” women aren’t really about a woman’s right to choose, but rather they’re “Pro-Prostitution”.— Rollo Tomassi (@RationalMale) May 11, 2019
It’s not about the sex, it’s about the rate they can charge for it.
Actually, most Republicans are supporting it because it’s exactly the sex education narrative they support.— 🐓ChickenWingSuplex🐓 (@chknwngsplx) May 11, 2019
Sure, but Ed saying that anyone who doesn’t agree is pro-rape is pretty bonkers too.— snipe, mother of assets 🐾 (@snipeyhead) May 11, 2019
I think I follow his logic.— Jeremy Simmons (@jmartinsimmons) May 11, 2019
If you don’t support my love of pizza, it means you want to kill all Italians…or something.
I couldn’t give a shit less about this. PornHub still exists so I’m doing just fine.— National Freedom 🇸🇪 (@GentemLibertas) May 11, 2019
you dropped this 😆 pic.twitter.com/NdJlq1F0qO— Evan Booth (@evanbooth) May 11, 2019
There are 150k different views on abortion, and I tend to try and leave my own personal views on that subject off the table whenever possible. But there are a few things that are just wrong on many fronts here.
For one, abstinence is something the Pro-Life movement has been preaching for decades. A lot of Pro-Life people actually agree with Alyssa Milano‘s “Sex Strike”, which has her and apparently by extension Ed
Krassenstein flustered, because it screws up the political talking point narrative they are trying to make.
Secondly and most obvious, criticising a “Sex Strike” has absolutely nothing to do with rape. Making that sort of comparison takes a level of mental gymnastics that would give Stephen Hawking a headache.
I generally like Ed and I follow him on Twitter because he does a good job at vetting a lot of what Donald Trump says. However when you become “social media famous” and have huge follower base, you need to be a little more careful with your insane analogies or they will come back to bite you in the ass.