Hollywood veteran Bette Midler has always been an outspoken liberal, but she seems to be fed up with an issue that many of us have been upset with for a while: the rise of the trans agenda.
Midler is known for her role in Hocus Pocus and The First Wives Club, and she's been in Hollywood for decades. She is also an active Twitter user who uses her platform to speak about politics. Yesterday, she tweeted something unexpected.
Bette Midler Is Called Transphobic after Tweeting That Women Shouldn't Be Called "Birthing People"
Her Twitter is usually reserved for bashing gun-owners and cracking jokes about a particular former president, but on Independence Day, Midler decided to tweet about the erasure of women.
"We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name!" she wrote. "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!"
The tweet received more than 97,000 likes, and there were many people on the right who commented in agreement.
There were plenty of replies that were upset with her original tweet, insisting that she wasn't taking an inclusive position.
Midler is now being lumped into the same category as J.K. Rowling, who has long been an advocate for women's rights. They're both being called TERFs and transphobic. Many are criticizing Midler for not understanding that the fight for trans rights doesn't exclude or attempt to erase women.
She hasn't responded to any accusations of being transphobic and she hasn't yet apologized for her tweet, although many are expecting that to happen soon.