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Wonder Woman stands up for trans people in wake of Bette Midler’s & Macy Gray’s attacks

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Lynda Carter Photo: Lindsay Adler Lynda Carter, television’s Wonder Woman, took to Twitter to affirm her support for transgender people in the wake of comments made by singers Bette Midler and Macy Gray earlier this week that suggested that transgender equality is an attack on cisgender women.

“I cannot think of anything that helps women’s rights less than pinning the blame on trans women,” Carter wrote. “They face so much violence and scrutiny as is. Leave them alone and focus on the real war on women. It’s happening in the courts and legislatures around this country.”

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While Carter didn’t mention Midler or Gray by name, both were getting attention on social media earlier this week for their comments pitting transgender people’s rights and cis women’s rights against each other.

“WOMEN OF THE WORLD!” Midler tweeted Monday . “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!”

Facing backlash, Midler denied that […]

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