Published On: Tue, Jul 5th, 2022

Bette Midler, Macy Gray Draw Well Deserved Backlash for Transphobia

Bette Midler making a face in Hocus Pocus

Bette Midler is … interesting on Twitter. Meaning sometimes she just tweets things out and you really wish she wouldn’t. And this time was a doozy of transphobia, with Midler just trying to equate women not having the right to call themselves women (they do) and the use of terms like “birthing people.” Women aren’t now being referred to as birthing people. It’s just a more inclusive way of talking about reproductive rights that takes into account the fact that not everyone who can be pregnant/give birth is a woman.

Bette Midler loves to write an all caps message and is generally very much of the liberal mentality, but this one just reads as if she tweeted out this transphobic message and then just ignored everyone trying to tell her how harmful this was.

The Mary Sue

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