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Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

Alyssa Milano arrives for the 76th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 6.

By Pitt News Editorial Board

May 14, 2019

Though Milano likely has good intentions, a sex strike isn’t an empowering or effective way for women to protest abortion laws.

Me Too founder advocates for community changes

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, discusses female empowerment and preventing sexual harassment at Calvary Episcopal Church Tuesday night. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Briana Canady | For The Pitt News

February 7, 2018

Tarana Burke remembers the first day she saw “Me Too” used on Twitter — Oct. 15, 2017, when actress Alyssa Milano used the phrase in response to the sexual assault allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein. Burke, who is known as the first person to use the now-popular phrase, is a supporter of the #MeToo movement on social media, but she ...

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