Ok, just a few things or ~opinions~ i'd like to talk about here, and i'm probably going to say something problematic along the way but whatever:
I fully support the reclaiming of the word "bitch" and using it in an empowering way, to describe a woman who may be ambitious, or doesn't care what people think of her, or doesn't act like a smiling robot all the time just because it's expected of her. I do. People are afraid of opinionated/angry women despite the fact that it's 2012 and people are still posting those "rules for a lady #27" which is absolute bullshit and proof that there is a need for girls like this, and there's a role for equalism in our society.
However, i would like to note something here:
there is a difference between being a "bitch" and being a straight up disrespectful, and unnecessarily judgemental person.
Labelling yourself as a bitch does not give you the right to talk shit about people who have done nothing to you, especially other girls. It does not give you the right to treat people like dirt. It does not give you the right to manipulate people, to use them for your own means, and back it up by smiling and saying "i'm a bitch, so what." It does not give you the right to abuse people verbally, physically or psychologically. Reclaiming the word bitch is not a free pass to acting like a sociopath, for justifying your fucked up behaviour in the name of feminism. I often feel like many people who are labelled as "bitches" are done so unfairly, but there is always an anomaly that abuses the politics behind reclaiming a word.
Obviously this applies to men too, because they get away with this behaviour just as much, if not more.
This has been a post to honour the girls that fight for equality, and for a cause, and speak their mind against injustice. Let's give power back to girls that refuse to act the way the patriarchy tells them to. Let's not reward girls just because they're bullies and manipulate other people. Let's not reward girls and guys who fuck up all their friendships and say it's because they're "opinionated" to mask how destructive their treatment towards other people is.
i'd really like to hear your opinions on this one, and be as harsh or critical as possible.