Alyssa Milano Compares Giving Birth to Being Sexually Assaulted
Alyssa Milano said giving birth to her child triggered “memories” of “being sexually assaulted” as she compared it to having things “done” to her she “didn’t want.”
“After going through therapy after giving birth to Milo and remembering that one moment of feeling like I was being held down and had things being done to me that I didn’t want, to me, was very reminiscent of being sexually assaulted,” the 48-year-old actress shared Thursday on People’s podcast “Me Becoming Mom.”
“It triggered all of these memories that I thought I had dealt with,” she added. “I think anyone who has dealt with trauma has the moments where you’re like, ‘Yeah, I’m fine. I’ve dealt with that.’ Versus the moments where you go, ‘Oh, no, I didn’t. I just tried to tuck it away so no one could see them or I couldn’t see them or feel them anymore.'”
“I remembered at one point not enjoying the fact that lots of people had access to my vagina,” Milano continued. “And thinking to myself, ‘Why does — I don’t like this. Why does it feel so familiar? I’ve never had a baby before. Why does this invasive feeling feel so familiar?’ That was just a fleeting moment, a tick in time, but I didn’t forget about it.”
The “Charmed” star surmised that if it “triggered” that for her, she had to “imagine” it had done the same for others.
“I wonder how much of my postpartum anxiety was due to — of course, hormones and all of the things — but also that feeling that felt like I wasn’t in control, you know?” Alyssa shared.
Milano is married to David Bugliari, and the two share a son Milo, 10, and a daughter, Elizabella, 7.
The superstar actress said in 2018, when she was 19; she was allegedly sexually assaulted at a concert where there was a stampede.
Cross-posted from Life News
Notes from the Editor
What we are continuing to see is the lessening of the worth of life before it was born.
We sacrificed babies to gods in a fire; they were seen as sacrifices for anything the people sought that day. We do so in the name of convenience, but instead of killing the little ones in front of the parents, having it an open thing for all to see, we sacrifice them in the name of convenience, do so in secret so the one killing the child doesn’t have to see—all nice and tidy.
I have said before and will do so again because this needs to be told over and over until people understand how future generations will view us:
We look at the Nazis as evil; they killed six million who at least could defend themselves. Today we have more then ten times this amount every year, and do so against the most helpless, who can’t protect themselves in any way. What is worse, we do so by getting their caretaker, the mother’s, to sacrifice them in the name of the common good or the name of convenience.
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