Must Watch: Bette Midler Is Right About Trans People And Their Efforts To Cancel Her Confirm It

By Charles Susswein | Wednesday, 06 July 2022 09:30
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Bette Midler has infuriated backers of transgender rights by arguing that the word "women" is "being erased" in favor of woke terms like "birthing people" and "menstruators."

The 76-year-old actress and gay icon announced on Twitter Monday: "WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name!"

She went on: "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!"

Midler's remarks generated a swift reaction, with 11,000 retweets and 61,000 likes in less than 12 hours.

She seemed to be referring to a New York Times opinion piece published Sunday.

That saw columnist Pamela Paul criticize the use of terms like "birthing people" and "menstruators."

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Supporters say the controversial terms are inclusive of transgender men and non-binary people, yet critics say they effectively obliterate another historically-oppressed minority - women.

Tennis icon Martina Navratilova - who has herself outraged trans activists by asking whether it's fair to let trans women compete in some sports - was among Midler's supporters.

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She announced: "Careful Bette- you will be called transphobic too or worse…," she stated, with the "horrified" emoji.

Comedian Shaparak Khorsandi laughed: "I'm excited about drinks with some birthing people I went to school with...we are having a proper mensturators night out!' Let me know when this happens. Right now it's just a kind nod to the inclusion of a tiny minority."

And singer Bradley James Skistimas, known as Five Times August, tweeted: "I agree with you on this. Is your account hacked?"

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"Also, where were you when women of the world were being forced and coerced to get a vaccine jabbed into their bodies?"

Though, as expected, thousands of others quickly descended on the famously-liberal Midler to blame her for bigotry.

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"No," said Irish drag queen and gay rights activist Dr. Panti Bliss-Cabrera.

"Don't fall for the anti-trans panic fake nonsense. No one is erasing women."

"In a few small healthcare cases where appropriate they are using trans-inclusive language. That's all."

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Derry Girls actress Siobhan McSweeney answered: "This isnt true. xxx"

Jacqui Lewis, senior minister at the Middle Collegiate Church in New York City, announced it did not need to be a "them or us" scenario.

"Using gender-inclusive language does not deny my womanhood," she announced.

"Liberation is collective."

Author Chanda Prescod-Weinstein tweeted: "The stupidity of TERF semantics knows no bounds."

TERF stands for "trans-exclusionary radical feminist," and is a term used to describe women who don't believe that transgender women should be afforded all sex-based protection rights that correspond to their gender.

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