Bette Middleler splits fans by saying that trans-inclusive language wipes out women

Bette Middleler splits fans by saying that trans-inclusive language wipes out women

Ate Middleer has stirred a tense debate online, after suggesting that women are being wiped out by names like "birthing people" and "menstruating people."

The emotional comments made by the actress made by J.K.

The emotional comments made by the actress made by J.K.

Compared with Rowling has been the target of much ridicule among trans campaigners. But when Midler's tweet angered some within the trans community, others praised him.

Compared with Rowling has been the target of much ridicule among trans campaigners. But when Midler's tweet angered some within the trans community, others praised him.

Midler, who just reappeared on our screen in the trailer of the upcoming Disney+ sequel Hocus Pokus 2, 

Midler, who just reappeared on our screen in the trailer of the upcoming Disney+ sequel Hocus Pokus 2, 

spoke within hours of sending his tweet to thousands of people. The original post by the 76-year-old artist began in all caps.

spoke within hours of sending his tweet to thousands of people. The original post by the 76-year-old artist began in all caps.

"Women of the world! He wrote to his 2.1 million followers on Monday afternoon,

"Women of the world! He wrote to his 2.1 million followers on Monday afternoon,

"We are being stripped of our bodies, our lives and even our rights in our name!" They no longer call us 'women';

"We are being stripped of our bodies, our lives and even our rights in our name!" They no longer call us 'women';

They call us 'birthing people' or 'menstruation', and even 'people with vaginas'.

They call us 'birthing people' or 'menstruation', and even 'people with vaginas'.

Midler went on to say: "Don't let them erase you!" Every human being on earth is indebted to you!

Midler went on to say: "Don't let them erase you!" Every human being on earth is indebted to you!