Bette Midler and Macy Gray are facing backlash. On Tuesday (July 5), the 76-year-old actress and the 54-year-old “I Try” singer caused controversy after making a series of comments that some have criticized for being transphobic. Click inside to read more… Bette condemned the use of terms like “birthing people” or “menstruators” on social media, suggesting that they contribute to the erasure of cisgender women. “WOMEN OF THE WORLD!
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!” A number of people took issue with the First Wives Club star’s comments, which were seen as an attack on trans-inclusive language. “No one is trying to erase women with inclusive language about people who need abortion care,” author Roxane Gay replied. “No one is calling you anything but what you prefer.
You should extend that courtesy in return.” Crystal of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK added, “The fight for women’s rights INCLUDES trans people – trans rights do not erode women’s rights.Read more on justjared.com