Should women reclaim the word bitch?

give give
Often when I hear a woman called a bitch it is usually because she is facilitating a class diussion or business meeting, or she is standing up for herself. If a woman being empowered with self esteem makes her a bitch, then perhaps I will put it on my business card after my name. What do you think?
04/02/2011
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Dusk Dusk
Haha, I don't think putting it on your business card is a great idea, but I am all for reclaiming the word if possible. I have a great postcard up on my wall that says "Yes, I'm a bitch. Just not yours." I love it.
04/02/2011
Brandi Rouxxx Brandi Rouxxx
Ha ha! I love it!
04/02/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
I think the word, although widely used, is derogatory. My wife is impowered, but it is a term I would never use to describe her. I can think of a thousand names that apply, but apply to me as well, at different times. Its main use(what it was designed for) is a classification of animal, or subhuman. I think no human should be called a word that was meant for that purpose!
04/03/2011
liilii080 liilii080
The word bitch doesn't really bother me because I've heard it so often that it's lost its' impact. I think it'd be great if we could take it back, but I think it'd be better if it was stricken from the English language altogether. I'm just tired of there being a way to slam strong women for being powerful and assertive.
04/03/2011
Ansley Ansley
Didn't we do that in the 80's?

People who have called me a bitch in the past, in my opinion, have done so because they don't think a woman has a right to say the things I do. Sure, I could say things nicely but I often find the point is missed if I take that approach. I'm all about doses of cold water realism. If this makes me a bitch, so be it. I know who I am.
04/03/2011
Kdlips Kdlips
i use that on men
04/03/2011
hornypoet69 hornypoet69
I use it in a sarcastic, but still derogatory way. Like if I'm talking about my physical preferences for men, and how they are important to me, I will jokingly call myself a "shallow bitch"
04/03/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I thought we had?

"I'm a bitch, I'm a lover,
I'm a child, I'm a mother,
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint,
I do not feel ashamed
I'm your hell, I'm your dream,
I'm nothing in between,
You know you wouldn't want it any other way"

Any rate, I'm the Big Ass Celtic Bitch and rather proud of it. To me 'bitch' is quite positive - it means I don't take shit from anybody, that I say what needs to be said, and that my sense of self-worth won't be trampled down by shame.

And, as a friend's bumper sticker says "I'm not a bitch, I'm THE Bitch, and that's MISS Bitch to you!"
04/03/2011
PinkPedal PinkPedal
The fact that some one called me a bitch dose't bother me any more. I know when some one says it there just mad because I stood up for my self and they couldn't get it there way so I don't care.
04/07/2011
socceras socceras
if someone calls me a bitch, its cause they feel inferior. i call men bitches all the time tho cause it shows not only women are called bitches now
04/29/2011
Isadorabelle Isadorabelle
Quote:
Originally posted by give
Often when I hear a woman called a bitch it is usually because she is facilitating a class diussion or business meeting, or she is standing up for herself. If a woman being empowered with self esteem makes her a bitch, then perhaps I will put it on ... More
I agree with Dusk that it might not be a smart move on your business card, but hey, all power to you! Haha.

In high school I was labeled a bitch. I was opinionated, unafraid to express it, and anti-social. Unfortunately, many of my opinions weren't welcomed by my peers, so when they decided I was a bitch, I said okay. I'm very proud of being a non-conformist and if bitch is short for that, then I'm happy to be one.

I'm a bitch, I'm my own bitch, and anybody is welcome to come try to change that.
02/07/2012
corsetsaurus rex corsetsaurus rex
I'm not sure it's a great noun to use for anyone, like was pointed out before dehumanization of a person is unsettling and should not be aimed for intentionally. However I do love the verb usage.
03/03/2012
April Lewis April Lewis
Depends how it's used. I think we can all be good or bad bitches!!
10/15/2012
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