The word bitch is used to insult us women. Misogynists probably laugh in glee when they see us throw that word at one another. So why not own being a bitch? What own being a bitch? Yes, own it.
Nine times out of ten when a woman is called a bitch, it is probably because of one of the following reasons:
1. She probably put her foot down with you and didn’t allow herself to be a doormat
2. She spoke up about something being wrong or of any wrongdoings
3. She had to handle dealing with a manipulative/cunning person
4. Wanted something done correctly, but the people she works with/under her under performed, and she called them out of it
5. Refuses to be fake and rather be cordial towards someone who she doesn’t like instead of acting like they are best of friends
6. Knows what she wants in life, and is not willing to settle for anything less
7. Speaks in a matter-of-fact, direct or blunt way
Come on, you all know you have done it – called another woman a bitch when she did any of the above things. I am pretty sure you had a woman boss at one point in your life who did one of the things listed above and you thought; “Ugh.. she’s such a bitch!”
If a woman does not always behave in the stereotypical “nice” way, she gets called a bitch. Sounds to me like she is just being a strong woman and not taking anyone’s bullshit. Take a hard look at all the women that climb up the corporate ladder, are super successful or knew what they wanted in life – are they all Pollyanna all the time? Nope. Now I am not suggesting to own being a bitch to bully your fellow peeps, but as a way to empower ourselves to be a bitch and be proud of it. Nor, am I saying you have to turn into some tyrant. You can still get your point across without insulting or belittling anyone.
Next time someone calls me a bitch, I will thank them for the compliment. Because sometimes you have to be a bitch in life.