But on the July 4th Independence Day holiday, Midler set Twitter on fire after declaring her own independence – from wokeness, specifically on the issue of pronoun perfidy:
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
Soon after, “Bette” trended for most of the afternoon as people weighed in with their hot takes on Midler’s seeming realization that women are slowly but surely being erased from the public lexicon thanks in no small part to gender identity politics gone mad.
While the predictable accusations of “TERF” and “traitor” flew fast and furious from her far-left fans including those in the transgender community, other outspoken leftist women who had already seen the light on this issue acknowledged Midler’s tweet and warned her of what was to come.
“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling, who has been under fire for years for refusing to back down over her stance on how the transgender rights movement is hurting girls and women, retweeted Midler’s tweet and another one that was in response to what Midler wrote:
Strange how it's only ever the word woman pic.twitter.com/RP4wqhvNPQ
— CJ (@CJ_liberte) July 4, 2022
Careful Bette- you will be called transphobic too or worse…😱😱😱 https://t.co/jp6PnB8LlT
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) July 4, 2022