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‘There was no intention of anything transphobic’: Bette Midler responds to Twitter backlash

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Bette Midler has responded to the backlash she received for posting a controversial tweet claiming that women are being erased.

On 4 July, the 76-year-old 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!” Admirers of Midler were quick to express their disappointment in the actress. “Really disappointed in this as a trans man and a Bette Midler fan,” one person responded. “Bette, including trans men in the conversation about reproductive health does not harm women.

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