Many know her from the different characters she portrayed on screen. Actress Alyssa Milano, is fed up with what is happening when it comes to abortion issues. The former star of ‘Charmed’ and ‘Who’s The Boss?’ Is outraged over the strict abortion bans passed by Republican-controlled legislatures.
Alyssa pleaded with women everywhere, on social media site Twitter to stop having sex “until we get bodily autonomy back.” This tweet became an instant firework sending shock waves across the internet quickly. Her tweet came days after Georgia became the fourth state in the U.S. to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Her passion perhaps come from her upbringing. Alyssa was born in a working-class neighborhood in Brooklyn and grew up in a modest house on Staten Island. She followed her dreams and reached for the stars, becoming one herself.
During an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday…Milano explained, “We need to understand how dire the situation is across the country. It’s reminding people that we have control over our own bodies and how we use them.”
Milano was previously awarded $230,000 in judgement, after a web designer posted nude pictures of her online back in December of 1998. When it comes to female empowerment, she is passionate about her causes.
Alyssa Milano went on to say, that historically women have withheld sex back in the 1600’s as a way to stop unregulated warfare. In more recent times, Liberian women initiated a sex strike back in 2003 to end a long-running civil war.
So far, Milano has received nothing more praise for her fans and friends. Other entertainers have joined in on her cause including Bette Midler, who posted a tweet herself over this issue.
Both liberals and conservatives have lampooned her idea, conservatives are praising her for promoting abstinence while liberals are saying she was pushing a false narrative that women only have sex as a favor to men.
Milano also said, “That is absolutely horrifying to me, Anyone who is not completely and totally outraged by this and doesn’t see where this is leading, I think is not taking this threat seriously.”
She also said people will have to determine for themselves, just how long they will protest not having sex for. Milano said she doesn’t know how long she herself will forgo sex.
(Source: NBC News)