Friday, September 18, 2009

taking back "bitch"

I happened upon the following, and for the most part, I agree wholeheartedly with it. That's probably not surprising for anyone who knows me. There's a lot below that applies to me, and yes, there are many times when under the circumstances described, I am regarded as a "bitch". And in those circumstances, I don't have a problem with that. Now, I will also admit (and anyone who knows me will also attest to this) that there are times when I can also be the definition of "bitch" that's not covered below and that's not regarded as a good thing under any circumstances. Hey, I never claimed to be perfect. But I also don't like that the label "bitch" is applied any time a woman says what she thinks and does what she needs to do and doesn't lay down as a doormat to everyone else. So here's to all the "bitches" in the world.


BITCH

When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch. When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch. When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts, or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.

Being a bitch entails raising my children to be strong people who have a solid sense of personal and social responsibility, who are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in and who love and respect themselves for the beautiful beings they are. Being a bitch means that I am free to be the wonderful creature that I am, with all my own intricacies, contradictions, quirks and beauty. Being a btch means I won't compromise what's in my heart. It means I live my life MY way. It means I won't allow anyone to step on me.

When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak up against it, I am defined as a bitch. The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish.

I am proud to be a bitch! It means I have the courage and strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be. I am outspoken, opinionated, and determined. By God, I want what I want, and there is nothing wrong with that!

So try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won't succeed. And if that makes me a bitch, so be it. I embrace the title and am proud to bear it. B - Babe I - In T - Total C - Control of H - Herself.

Send this to all the women you know, or anyone you feel should become a bitch. And by the way...if I were a man with these same qualities, I would be called independent, strong, self-assured, confident, determined and driven. This was not intended to offend anyone, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!

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