Beauty pageant winner and actress Lynda Carter is using her Twitter to speak out in defense of trans women. You may know her for her role as Wonder Woman in the 1970s, but she's using her platform now to share her political voice.
The conversation about women's rights has been expanded to include the presence of trans women. Many celebrities, politicians, and influencers have spoken up about their view on whether trans women should be lumped into the conversation about women's rights. On the Fourth of July, Bette Midler tweeted something unexpected: "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!"
Many people replied, most of them shocked that she would take this stance. Lynda Carter tweeted her own thought related to the subject last night, and it seems that she is on a different page than Midler.
Lynda Carter Urges People To "Focus on the Real War on Women" and Leave Trans Women Alone
Carter made it clear that she is going to support trans women regardless of what others may say. "I cannot think of anything that helps women’s rights less than pinning the blame on trans women," she tweeted. "They face so much violence and scrutiny as is. Leave them alone and focus on the real war on women. It’s happening in the courts and legislatures around this country."
Presumably, Carter is referring to Roe v. Wade being overturned as the "real war on women." She didn't mention Midler or her tweet, but it seems like she wants to make it clear that she doesn't take the same stance as Midler. Carter is already being praised for her take on trans issues.
Not surprisingly, Carter has fallen in line with just about every other celebrity who demands that trans women be included in the general category of women across the country, and her fans are happy to see it.