Hollywood star Bette Midler begged the woke mob not to cancel her for slipping up and telling the truth about the left’s nonsense when she warned her followers on social media: “They don’t call us ‘women’ anymore, they call us ‘birthing people.’
She said: “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!”
After the backlash, she said: “PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! My tweet about women was a response to this fascinating and well-written piece in the NYT on July 3rd. There was no intention of anything exclusionary or transphobic in what I said; it wasn’t about that.
“It was about the same old shit women – ALL WOMEN – have been putting up with since the cavemen. Even then, men got top billing. But seriously, folks, if anyone who read that tweet thinks I have anything but love for any marginalized people, go to Wikipedia and type in my name.
“I’ve fought for marginalized people for as long as I can remember.
“Still, if you want to dismiss my 60 years of proven love and concern over a tweet that accidentally angered the very people I have always supported and adored, so be it.
“But the truth is, Democracy is slipping through our fingers! I’m all in on trying to save Democracy for ALL PEOPLE. We must unite, because, in case you haven’t been paying attention, divided we will definitely fall.”
Roxane Gay, author of the Bad Feminist 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.”
British performer Sooz Kempner also commented: “Oh great, Bette Midler’s doing this now is it.”
“Midler goes full Rowling,” wrote journalist Jon Levine.
Rowling said earlier:
“People who menstruate. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? “
Former Phillies baseball star Lenny Dykstra quoted one of Bette’s famous lines:
“To whoever hacked Bette Midler’ Twitter to suggest that women could be defined, DID YOU EVER KNOW THAT YOU’RE MY HERO?”
I’ve fought for marginalized people for as long as I can remember. Still, if you want to dismiss my 60 years of proven love and concern over a tweet that accidentally angered the very people— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 5, 2022
PEOPLE OF THE WORLD! My tweet about women was a response to this fascinating and well written piece in the NYT on July 3rd. https://t.co/MlsATlrr1r. There was no intention of anything exclusionary or transphobic in what I said; it wasn’t about that.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 5, 2022