Aged actress Bette Midler may have inadvertently whacked a hornet’s nest with her latest Twitter diatribe that hurt the feelings of the noisy but minuscule demographic that sits at the very top of the left’s pyramid of identity groups.
The 76-year-old Midler, who has been engaged in a weeks-long social media temper tantrum over the Supreme Court ruling that aborted Roe v. Wade, rattled cages with a 4th of July missive in which her argument that women are being shorn of their dignity and their rights missed her intended mark but struck home by pointing out that women are really being erased by the “woke” cult which champions transgenderism.
“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!” Midler wrote.
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!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 4, 2022
The “Hocus Pocus” star was immediately swarmed by advocates for transgenderism who wailed in fury on Twitter over her tweet, drawing angry accusations of being a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) which is a derogatory term used to describe heretics like JK Rowling.
Bette. Don’t be a TERF. Don’t make us boycott Hocus Pocus 2.
— Kris Vire (@krisvire) July 4, 2022
Bette Midler coming out as a terf right before Hocus Pocus 2 releases. God damn it.
— Jessica Walton's Flag Means Death – They/Them🦿 (@JessHealyWalton) July 4, 2022
Bette Midler going full TERF was entirely predictable and expected since she is also ableist, racist, and misogynistic.
— meghan 2.0「she/her」 (@themeghanlodon_) July 4, 2022
The fireworks ignited by Midler were impressive as the “woke” devoured one of their own.
Bette Middler marches with Macy Gray and goes full JK Rowling. https://t.co/53ODAtV2k3
— Mike (@Doranimated) July 5, 2022
This is a bad take, Bette!!! Not all women have vaginas and not all people with vaginas are women!! Pleas include trans people in your feminism or it means absolutely nothing!
— Bri (a known gay) 🌈💋 (@brirydernyc) July 4, 2022
Not all people who menstruate are women, Bette
— flake superior 🇺🇦 (@RaisingOneBrow) July 4, 2022
So incredibly sad to see this from one of my sheroes. Don’t buy into the rhetoric. We aren’t being erased. I work in trans spaces and not a single trans person has denied my womanhood. But we are being called in to think of others and be inclusive in our language.
— Liz Welch (@LizWelchLive) July 4, 2022
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.
— Evan Urquhart (@e_urq) July 4, 2022
Oh great, Bette Midler’s doing this now is it.
— Sooz Kempner (@SoozUK) July 4, 2022
This is very disappointing. No one is erasing cis women. Repeat: no one is erasing us. Bodily autonomy is everyone’s issue. The ones who want to oppress us start by dividing us – don’t fall for it.
— Larisa 🌻 (@larrypaz) July 4, 2022
With all due respect, Bette, trans-inclusive language doesn’t take anything away from us.
— Julie DiCaro wrote a book (@JulieDiCaro) July 4, 2022
Others were less judgmental and even praised the Hollywood icon.
Even a broken ⏰… https://t.co/JZSFg3bZk2
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) July 5, 2022
Bette Midler & I don’t agree on everything but this, we sure do! https://t.co/e4Yu4z7nUC
— Vitamin Dee (@bdeena) July 4, 2022
— Lenny Dykstra (@LennyDykstra) July 4, 2022
Well, Bette actually comes out against radical trans activists. Interesting. She’s usually so far extreme left it’s insane. https://t.co/JXzoiwPvXy
— Alex 1984 vs 1776 🇺🇸 (@Sinnersaint39) July 4, 2022
— Dr Pam Spurr Psychologist SelfHelp Expert & Artist (@DrPamSpurr) July 4, 2022
Oh. My. Goodness.
How did I miss this??
Gonna be down in the comments for a while.
— ⚜️ • 𝕸𝖎𝖈𝖍𝖆𝖊𝖑 • ⚜️ (@CovfefeMichael1) July 5, 2022
The hysterical reaction to Midler’s tweet is a perfect example that the rabid “woke” mob cannot be reasoned with and that they will turn on their own in a nanosecond.
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