Bette Midler sparks debate by saying trans-inclusive language erases women

Bette Midler sparks debate by saying trans-inclusive language erases women

Bette Midler caught some fire on Twitter on Monday when she tweeted

about the trans community and the language used to describe them.

The “Hocus Pocus” star, 76, scribed: “WOMEN OF THE WORLD!

We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name!”

“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,” she continued.

Twitter users slammed Midler on social media, with several arguing that her words were false.

“Really disappointed in this as a trans man and a Bette Midler fan

Bette, including trans men in the conversation about reproductive health does not harm women

We have the same organs, and even greater vulnerability, as cis woman,” one person replied to the “First Wives Club” alum.

Author Roxanne Gay said: “No one is trying to erase women with inclusive language about people who need abortion care

No one is calling you anything but what you prefer. You should extend that courtesy in return.”

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