It's a Man's World

I've said this before and I'll say it again now, women have always been seen as 'less than' in societies throughout history. Granted, there are a few times where societies allowed women to be kind of treated in an equal manner but overall women were and still are viewed as objects rather than equals. From this mindset stems the terms "bitch," "whore," "slut," "bossy" and so on. When women act in a way that a man should, they get one of these terms attached to them. Think I'm wrong? Let me walk you through an example.

Currently, when your boss is a woman, if she isn't super sweet and always smiling she is categorized as a bitch. If she is just as assertive, stern and goal-orientated as any male in her position, she is called a bitch rather than doing her job appropriately. Did I just blow your mind? It has been so engrained in our society that females have a place and that it is not one on the same level as men. Men, regardless of race or religion, get a pass over women. Black men are more likely to be tried than Black women and, on average, make more money than Black women. On average, Black men make more money than Hispanic women. Do you see where I'm going with this? Just having a penis gives you a privilege, the same privilege those with darker skin and "non-Christian" beliefs say pale skinned Christians get in the United States.

Now that I've given you lots to think about and possibly have enlightened you on a few things, let me move forward. When someone calls you a "bitch," be proud. Don't look at in a negative light because what they are saying is you have a backbone, aren't afraid to have your voice heard, do what needs to get done and aren't a simpering idiot. There's nothing wrong with being quiet, always wearing a smile or any of that but that isn't all being a woman is about. Women can be fabulous leaders and most times are "bitches" when they are in higher level positions because they feel they have to be in order to be taken seriously. The culture we live in is still a male dominated one. Face it, ladies, it's still very much a man's world and we have to take what we want any way we can.



  1. I love this! I think women should definitely reclaim the word "bitch." Great post!