In response to the use of transgender-inclusive terminology in discussions about abortion, Bette Midler has said that cisgender women are being "erased."
In a piece headed "Creating a more equitable post-COVID-19 society for those who menstruate," the author made fun of the topic, adding,
When Bette Midler posted about the trans community and the terminology used to characterise them on Monday, she received some backlash on Twitter.
On July 4th, Midler was in a fiery mood and uploaded a video of people running from a shooting in Philadelphia.
"Bette, don't do this. The phrase "birthing individuals" is utilised to ensure that our trans friends are not left out. Women are not at all erased, a another user noted.
Author Katie Mack summarised the situation with Midler's post, "The word 'pregnant people'," in the midst of the typical harsh response on Twitter.
Our rights over our bodies, our lives, and even our names are being taken away! They no longer refer to us as women;
Women of the world, the actor tweeted. Our rights over our bodies, our lives, and even our names are being taken away!
There must have been a term for those folks in the past. Please lend me a hand. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”