Got your attention, didn't I? Good, now stick with me, I'm not trying to be crude, I promise. I would not call myself a feminist, although I am totally for equality. Equality in all realms: Gender, Race, Orientation, Religion, and the list goes on... Today however, I speak on to my fellow ladies and to the gentlemen out there that want to be enlightened.
Recently, I went to a workshop geared to young women balancing life and career. Very empowering day, made me think of my life, and all my 'sisters' out there. Part of what we discussed was how women can be each others biggest obstacles. Odd, eh? Around the same time as the conference, I saw a Tina Fey quote that really hit it on the nail for me. "Know what? Bitches get stuff done!"
So true, right? Even with its truth, the word bitch is less than empowering. Actually, it is very disparaging in a way. There are many, many other appropriate words out there that we can use when describing the awesome assertive woman that gets shit done. Yet, when we (as women) get threatened or insecure we automatically go to the negative, "She's a bitch!" Insecurity is nothing we ever struggle with, right?
Are there actual Bitches out there? No doubt, but lets try some of these more appropriate adjectives when describing our fellow sisters. Like most of our parents and teachers taught us, use your words. Here are a few words to get your minds juices flowing. Thank you thesaurus: Assertive, insistent, self-confident, self-assured, aggressive, forward, determined, strong-minded, resolute, unwavering, controlled, precise, meticulous, organized, and brilliant to name a few. All far more amazing and most likely well suited in lieu of 'Bitch'. I too hope to practice what I preach here, not using that word when talking about my fellow womankind out there. I know you can do it too!
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