"I think every woman at one point or another in their life has been called a bitch. For a long time I had a real problem with that word, I didn’t like it and I thought it was derogatory. But I’ve gotten to a place now where I’ve made a lot of peace with it. It’s been so overused and made to seem so derogatory towards woman that I’ve adapted it into an empowering feeling for myself. If I’m a bitch then I’m a bitch, if that’s what an assertive woman is to you. So I’ve sort of adapted it as a badge of honor."
Yeah because words like Arrogant, Douchebag, mother-fucker, and Dick aren’t ever attached to men in power.
Donald Trump is well known to beloved for his take-charge personality, and there’s no way there were hundreds of people who worked with Steve Jobs and considered him a huge cunt .
Yep, its all roses all the time over here in dicksville
The people pushing this line assume that men are never criticised for being assertive or forceful or selfish or cold, which is wrong. Beyond this double standard, my main worry is that they’re creating a world where women are never criticised for these things, in a bid to make them equal to where they assume men are.
Feminists can be as aggressive as they like, and if you call them out on it a great many can now diagnose you as a misogynist. “You just hate powerful women”, they can shout. By embracing words like “bitch”, which is a negative word and should remain so because it picks out negative character traits, you’re effectively allowing women to escape any criticism of their arrogance or ruthlessness.
They’re wrong about the bitch/boss double standard, but it’s the reclaiming “bitch” as a badge of honour that really troubles me. It’s like a group of people embracing the name “asshole”, proudly acting like assholes and ignoring all criticism as mere prejudice; would you like to interact with this group? For most people, “bitch” does not just mean “assertive” or “in control of herself”, and you should not smugly identify with it.
Fight for equality, and ensure people criticise male egoism as much as female, but don’t suddenly start treating it like it’s a good thing.
“ It’s like a group of people embracing the name “asshole”, proudly acting like assholes and ignoring all criticism as mere prejudice; would you like to interact with this group? ”
Oh god wait isnt that trolls?
Are we know going to exalt troll quality manners so long as it has estrogen?
If we follow the lead of those seeking to “reclaim” bitch as if it were a good way to be, I’d say yes, that is their goal. Just-Smith is correct and we should not do this.
I think women who feel that men are never called names or criticized when they are in position of power truly believe that men do not struggle and that they basically get the world handed to them. Even if they are aware that men are called names when they are attempting to reach a level of success or they have succeeded, they are not offended by those names. They assume that their lives and routes to success would be easier if they were male (personally, I doubt it, they would just feel like a male who is unable to gain the status they desire). They don’t understand that you get called an asshole/dick or a bitch/cunt for the same reasons. Either you are an asshole or a bitch and you need to reassess how you are doing things or people are pissed at you for not catering to them. Nicki Minaj and Christina Aguilera fail to differentiate between being a “boss” and acting like a spoiled petulant child.
so this happened
the patriarchy extends into fatherhood once again in a display of ownership. sorry, dads, you don’t own your daughters.
This is different than the standard “you’re not allowed to date my daughter because I said so”
This is him protecting someone who means the world to him. He didn’t say that his daughter couldn’t date, just that he wants the people that date her, to take care of her and love her, not hurt her. That’s not “ownership”, that’s loving someone and wanting them to be happy with the person they want to date.
Good dads give a shit about who treats their kid like crap, good dads don’t throw their daughters to the wolves and watch as they get devoured and broken.
can we just acknowledge that he even said, “to the girls that may one day date my daughter?” This father is going to be the most loving, accepting father in the history of fathers
Tumblr has ruined peoples’ reading comprehension, and destroyed any chance of intelligence. Honestly, how incredibly daft do you have to be to miss the point of what he’s saying? How can you just scroll past the substance and come to the conclusion that it was about ownership? HOW STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE?
i can’t believe people get so angry about a bisexual spider-man. whatever. have your shitty bi/homophobic opinions. you’re an asshole anyway. i just can’t believe you’re robbing everyone of all the glorious ‘swings both ways’ jokes