"She may, in fact, be as nice as can be, but as soon as she says catch me if you can I’m so free this is my life and the rest can fuck off and die – as soon as she lays down the option of my way or the highway, it’s amazing how quickly everyone finds her difficult, crazy, a nightmare: a bitch." –Elizabeth Wurtzel
Bitches were the first women to go to college, the first to break thru the Invisible Bar of the professions, the first social revolutionaries, the first labor leaders, the first to organize other women. Because they were not passive beings and acted on their resentment at being kept down, they dared to do what other women would not. They took the flak and the shit that society dishes out to those who would change it and opened up portions of the world to women that they would otherwise not have known. They have lived on the fringes. And alone or with the support of their sisters they have changed the world we live in. –The BITCH Manifesto
A true Bitch is self-determined, but the term "bitch" is usually applied with less discrimination. It is a popular derogation to put down uppity women that was created by man and adopted by women. Like the term "rigger," "bitch" serves the social function of isolating and discrediting a class of people who do not conform to the socially accepted patterns of behavior.
BITCH [the hoped for organization which does not yet exist] does not use this word in the negative sense. A woman should be proud to declare she is a Bitch, because Bitch is Beautiful. It should be an act of affirmation by self and not negation by others. Not everyone can qualify as a Bitch. -Joreen
My therapist told me I’m probably in denial. From she said, a repressed urge to return to the womb. And she could well be right: I’d love to return to the womb. Not because this might encourage the rekindling of emotional bonds, but because I’m now three inches taller than my mother and BOY would it hurt her when I forced entry.
I can only assume I must have hurt her like hell on the way out; that would presumably explain her desire to get revenge by fucking up my life for the subsequent two decades. Or maybe she doesn’t need a reason. Maybe she IS just a bitch. -The Bitch is Back: Wicked Women in Literature
"Sometimes, Dolores, sometimes you have to be a high-riding bitch to survive. Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hang on to." – Vera Donovan in Dolores Claiborne.
Women who break though the imprisoning walls of the Playboys’ Playground are entering a process which is our happening/happiness. This is Paradise beyond the boundaries of "paradise." Since our passage into this process requires making breaks in the walls, it means setting free the fair game, breaking the rules of the games, breaking the names of the games. Breaking through the foreground which is the Playboys’ Playground means letting out the bunnies, the bitches, the beavers, the squirrels, the chicks, the pussycats, the cows, the nags, the foxy ladies, the old bats and biddies, so they can at last begin naming themselves. -Mary Daly
Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam
I don’t always wgah’nagl fhtagn. But when I do, I ph’nglui mglw’nafh R’lyeh.