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Bette Midler is a Feminist

Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Women's Rights

# Feminist
2 Apr 2019

In an interview with Variety, when asked if she has always been a feminist, Bette Midler said

Yes, I have. [...] What they said was you must learn to count on yourself. You must not be afraid to be alone. You must learn to support yourself. And when I read “The Feminine Mystique” in 1965, it changed my life. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being a housewife. I think all work is honorable. Being a mother is fantastic. But if you have a passion for something and a talent for something, you should be able to follow your bliss.
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This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Bette Midler's views on 20 Apr 2022.
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Thanks for making this contribution @kwp! In your opinion, what’s the best quote we can use for her to show that she’s a feminist?

Taken directly from the article:

Have you always been a feminist?
Yes, I have.

Great, thank you very much!