| || "Protect your vaginas, ladies. Men in positions of power are trying to legislate them." But a sex strike to protest the "men in positions of power" excludes lesbians, among other people, entirely. Or is it OK in Milano's view to have sex with a partner who can't impregnate you? And what if you actually want to get pregnant?
Lastly, it implies that she thinks men — all men — are the problem when, in fact, many measures to restrict abortion and birth control are backed by women. Meanwhile, plenty of men work hard to protect women's rights. Pitting men against women is too easy and more divisive than is accurate or necessary.
There are other ways to protest the Georgia law, including donating to Planned Parenthood or another organization working to protect women's rights, calling your representatives, and voting, which too many people do not do. Instead of withholding sex from the men in your lives, and from yourself, try talking to them about what's at stake for women and why it matters to them, too. "History shows that a sex strike is surprisingly effective," Milano tweeted Saturday, doubling down on her call. But you know what else is effective? Communication.