Matt Garza, a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, recently took it upon himself to weigh in on womens health care.
#BirthControl is no longer covered by health insurance, Chastain tweeted. Congrats USA, youre doing your part to keep women out of the work force.
A little over an hour later, Garza, who from what we can tell does not know Chastain personally, responded to Chastains tweet.
Its called abstinence, a word that has been forgotten amongst this generation, the 33-year-old tweeted. Its the best contraceptive… #juatsaying [sic].
Although abstinence is indeed a contraceptive method, it is one of the least popular, with the most popular method being the birth control pill, according to the Guttmacher Institute. Research has shown that when funding is cut for womens health services, sex education and contraceptives, people dont abstain from having sex they simply have less safe sex.
As many pointed out on Twitter, Garza, a man, is perhaps not the best spokesperson for what women should do with their bodies.Twitter users quickly joined in the conversation in Garzas mentions:
The next day, Chastain tweeted that she will be attending the Womens March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21.
I am marching to protect the disenfranchised, the actress tweeted. I stand with you for reproductive choice, wage equality, and freedom from sexual violence.