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First, a theory on the word "bitch."

January 17, 2017

bitch

[bich] 

noun

a female dog:

 

Slang

  a.        a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, especially a woman.

  b.       a lewd woman.

  c.       Disparaging and Offensive. Any woman.

 

Slang

   a.      a person who is submissive or subservient to someone,      

           usually in a humiliating way

   b.      a man who willingly or unwillingly submits to the will and control of a dominant        

           partner in a sexual relationship, especially with another man

   c.      a gay man who assumes the passive or female role in a sexual relationship.

 

a slang pejorative for a person, commonly a woman, who is belligerent, unreasonable, malicious, a control freak, rudely intrusive or aggressive. When applied to a man, bitch is a derogatory term for a subordinate.

 

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I’ve always found it interesting how “bitch” is used to describe a particular kind of rigid woman, yet, it’s definition does a complete 180 when used to describe a weak or submissive man. It’s amusing isn’t it? I understand where the negative stigma comes from though. Traditionally, society still wants their men to be emotionally constipated leaders, and their women to be on emotional laxatives, selflessly tending to the lives of others. Why else is the same term used just as negatively in complete opposite contexts, to make on gender feel small and weak, whilst attempting to make the other feel unlikeable and mean? 

 

In case it wasn’t clear - I am a feminist, and this is a feminist blog. And just so we all understand each other…

 

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feminist

[fem-uh-nist]

adjective, Sometimes, feministic

 

      1.       advocating social, political, legal, and economic rights for women equal to those

                of men.

 

noun

 

      2.       an advocate of such rights.

 

 

DOES NOT MEAN A MAN HATING WOMAN!!

 

 

 

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