Rebel Without a Clue: Bette Midler Also Rallies the Troops With Call for a #SexStrike, Gets Mixed Reactions

Bette Midler arrives at the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Bette Midler arrives at the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

As I wrote last Friday, failed Democratic House and Senate candidate Pam Keith (FL) is known for posting some off the wall stuff on her social media feeds, but perhaps none has been as unhinge-y as her tweet from Friday morning urging women to withhold sex from conservative men:

Presumably this was in response to Georgia governor Brian Kemp (R) signing the fetal heartbeat bill into law last week.

Actress/activist Alyssa Milano made a nearly identical call for women to abstain from sex that Friday night. It’s not clear whether or not she’d seen Keith’s tweet, but what is clear is that her fellow feminists did not respond well to it at all (the comment-to-retweet ratio on it is crazy, too).

Fellow actress/left wing activist Bette Midler joined in on the act, too, amplifying the call for a sex strike on Saturday without mentioning Milano’s campaign specifically:


Her tweet received a mixture of responses, with some of them calling her out, while others mocked her:

Others jumped on board, calling the “sex strike” a “vaginal revolt” and promising to do their parts:


I’m not sure if Midler and Milano see the irony of calling for a sex strike in response to a bill that seeks to prevent abortions in the event a couple has unprotected sex, but maybe we’ll find out in the coming days as Milano says she’s working on an opinion piece on the subject:

Stay tuned…

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