- Feb 22, 2013
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Love it when they bite the hands that feed them!
Bette Midler Sparks Backlash For Tweet Attacking Trans-Inclusive Language
Bette Midler disappointed fans and social media users Monday after posting a controversial tweet attacking trans-inclusive language.
“WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name!” the “Hocus Pocus” actor tweeted.
“They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore; they call us ‘birthing people’ or ‘menstruators’, and even ‘people with vaginas’! Don’t let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!”
Some people use terms like “pregnant people” instead of “pregnant women” in order to acknowledge that transgender and nonbinary people who do not identify as women can also get pregnant and give birth.
The actor, often celebrated as a gay icon, disappointed fans with her take arguing that inclusive language erases women.