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 Posted: Mon May 13th, 2019 06:36 pm
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American actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano struck a chord on social media after she called on women to stop having sex with men until the US state of Georgia rescinds a strict new abortion law.
"Our reproductive rights are being erased," Milano wrote on Twitter on Friday. "Join me by not having sex until we get bodily autonomy back." Nearly 40,000 people have liked the post since its publication.
A group of film stars led by Milano, including Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Ben Stiller, Mia Farrow and Amy Schumer, had threatened in late March to refuse to work in Georgia if it adopted the new abortion restrictions.
The new law bans abortion 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.
"We need to understand how dire the situation is across the country," Milano told the Associated Press on Saturday. "It's reminding people that we have control over our own bodies and how we use them."
She noted that women withholding sex to protest or advocate for political reform was not a new phenomenon.
She cited how Iroquois women refused to have sex in the 1600s in order to stop unregulated warfare. Most recently, she said, Liberian women used a sex strike in 2003 to demand an end to a long-running civil war.




Since the bill was passed, several independent film and television production companies have pledged to boycott the state unless the legislation is rescinded.
"I can't ask any female member of any film production with which I am involved to so marginalize themselves or compromise their inalienable authority over their own bodies," said David Simon, the creator of several successful TV series, including HBO's "The Wire."
"Killer Films will no longer consider Georgia as a viable shooting location until this ridiculous law is overturned," the company's CEO, Christine Vachon, wrote on Twitter.
Actor-producer Mark Duplass also supported the boycott. "Don't give your business to Georgia," he tweeted.
Milano, who starred in "Charmed" and "Who's the Boss?," told Buzzfeed News that she was contractually required to complete another month of filming in Georgia for her series "Insatiable" on Netflix, but said she would leave the show if production was not shifted elsewhere for subsequent seasons.
"I will fight tooth and nail to move 'Insatiable' to a state that will protect our rights," Milano said. "I will do everything in my power to get as many productions as possible, including 'Insatiable,' to move out of this state."
Chris Ortman, a spokesman for the Motion Picture Association of America, which represents some of Hollywood's biggest film studios, including Paramount, Sony, Universal, Disney, Warner Bros. and Netflix, said the group would continue to "monitor developments."
"It is important to remember that similar legislation has been attempted in other states, and has either been enjoined by the courts or is currently being challenged," Ortman said.

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Liberals have absolutely no idea how to present their ideas in a way that they can be taken seriously, even by those who already agree with them but aren't totally crazy.  This is a serious problem because it's actually pushing the country more far right, as we're seeing.  Nutjob actresses need to shut the fuck up.  Besides, no one's wanted to have sex with Alyssa Milano since she was jailbait.



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Yeah, it's like this: I'm pro choice, and always will be. That being said, Rossi said it better than I could. These out of touch millionaire actors need to learn how to get their points across without sounding like a bunch of psycho bullies. She doesn't even live in Georgia, so why the fuck should she care? She's just trying to get her name in the press because she's a washed up bitch. I always though she has the body of a 12 year old boy, no shape at all.



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This is basically the plot of Lysistrata by Aristophanes. The original make love not war play.



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She is a nut job.

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Heenan Fan wrote: Yeah, it's like this: I'm pro choice, and always will be. That being said, Rossi said it better than I could. These out of touch millionaire actors need to learn how to get their points across without sounding like a bunch of psycho bullies. She doesn't even live in Georgia, so why the fuck should she care? She's just trying to get her name in the press because she's a washed up bitch. I always though she has the body of a 12 year old boy, no shape at all.

Georgia offers tax breaks to the movie and film industry. There is a lot of filming done in Georgia, including Milano's current Netflix series. There are actually a large number of actors who say they will not work in Georgia because of all this. It's potentially a lot of money lost for the state. This is why the actors are talking about Georgia, rather than Alabama.

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These hypocrites also film in Georgia because there is less red tape, bureaucracy, and Union influence.
Why couldn't men get around the strike by having sex with one of the 48% of women in this country who identify as 'pro life'?  I mean this kills me.  They frame this as some sort of evil white man plot and use the word 'woman' as if these beliefs are held by every woman in the country. The Alabama bill was introduced by a women and signed into law by a woman.  The heads of many of these pro life organizations are women.  Donald Trump is president because of white women.

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dr_papufnik wrote: These hypocrites also film in Georgia because there is less red tape, bureaucracy, and Union influence.
Why couldn't men get around the strike by having sex with one of the 48% of women in this country who identify as 'pro life'?  I mean this kills me.  They frame this as some sort of evil white man plot and use the word 'woman' as if these beliefs are held by every woman in the country. The Alabama bill was introduced by a women and signed into law by a woman.  The heads of many of these pro life organizations are women.  Donald Trump is president because of white women.



48% is quite low for what is pretty much a Christian theocracy. However, if these women or their daughters are the ones accidentally pregnant, the answer is often different. Which is understandable. Principles go out of the window when it comes to family.

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Kriss wrote: dr_papufnik wrote: These hypocrites also film in Georgia because there is less red tape, bureaucracy, and Union influence.
Why couldn't men get around the strike by having sex with one of the 48% of women in this country who identify as 'pro life'?  I mean this kills me.  They frame this as some sort of evil white man plot and use the word 'woman' as if these beliefs are held by every woman in the country. The Alabama bill was introduced by a women and signed into law by a woman.  The heads of many of these pro life organizations are women.  Donald Trump is president because of white women.



48% is quite low for what is pretty much a Christian theocracy. However, if these women or their daughters are the ones accidentally pregnant, the answer is often different. Which is understandable. Principles go out of the window when it comes to family.

In a lot of ways, this is the last gasp of religion in this country.  There is always some regression as traditionalists see advancement and get scared.  But the numbers don't lie.  Fewer Americans than ever before identify as religious, of those that do Christians are especially becoming an endangered species, and of THOSE that do very few are hardcore about it as evidenced by the shockingly low percentage of people who support abortion bans even in heavily red states.  At best it's close to 50-50 in the most religious of all religious states.  If they don't have a majority there, what hope do they have in the rest of the country?  This is being pushed by a small minority who are taking the opportunity to ride a wave of Trumpism, which has basically become contrarianism, and I really don't see it lasting long.  Republicans have really never been more fractured and they're searching for an identity and a way to regroup.  If you go online, you think it's never been stronger, but you have maybe 100,000 really vocal Internet Republicans who post everywhere, which isn't a drop in the bucket to the 300+ million Americans.  I think Trumpism will be seen as the death throes of the Republican party 50 years from now, and hopefully something better will come from it.  Similar things are happening on the Democrat side as well, and I think there's a somewhat legitimate chance to wind up with 4 major parties in a few decades after they both split.     

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