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Why Do We Call Ourselves Bitches?


The word bitch has been thrown around so much in pop culture that we’ve become inoculated from its original and intended meaning – an insult to women. While many young women use the word “bitch” to express themselves as strong, independent, young women’s use of the word is rooted in a sense of “reclaiming” the word. But is it ours to reclaim? It was never ours – it was an insult men came up with. So why are we using it?

I don’t see how using the word “bitch” is powerful – if anything, I see it as playing right into the hands of people are out to subvert powerful, opinionated, independent women. In many ways it just reinforces negative views of women. Why not own what we are? Powerful, strong, Independent, Opinionated – call me any of those words but don’t step to me and call me a bitch.

I’m writing this now because though I support women’s brands, I can no longer continue to just post a new women’s street wear collection just because it was designed by women. I want all women’s brands to succeed but I’m not going to promote the use of the word bitch to describe women. If you like the above product, you’ll know where to find it but I’m done posting about clothing with the word bitch on it.

There, I said it.


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2 Responses to “Why Do We Call Ourselves Bitches?”

  1. GoldenYardy says:

    Miss, I happen to agree with you. For a long time I didn’t support the MTTM clothing line because I think it glorified being called a bitch. I know they modernized the term and made it seem cool to rock their clothing but it’s still an insult nonetheless. I am VERY glad you posted this. I’m not gonna front and say I don’t own their shirts, I do, however none of them have Bitch on it. It’s basically saying “hey you call yourself it so never you mind when I call you that”… Same thing goes for this new “bad bitch” trend… smh.

  2. Michelle Michelle says:

    Well said, GDK. Glad you posted this!

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