I had hemmed and hawed quite a bit over whether or not to post today’s quote. In fact, as of the day before yesterday, I had decided not to post it. However, after the discussion yesterday’s seemingly innocuous (or so I had thought) post generated, I figured, “What the hell – in for a penny, in for a pound.”
And away we go…
“”To quote (Emily) Hilts: ‘We’ve all heard of caring for our inner child. But’s it’s the inner bitch that now needs to be nurtured. It’s time to stop denying the inner bitch.’
… Ms. Hilts says her use of this vulgarity should not be construed in a negative context. It’s not a slur, she insists…
Do you see what’s happening here? … (F)eminists are now trying to redefine a traditionally derogatory term for women. The idea is that a self-reliant, strong woman with resolve and character is, by definition, a bitch – or, at least she needs to be in order to compete in this man’s world. Keep in mind, folks, this is not… (an) alleged hate-monger, bigot, (and) misogynist… who is saying this. This is a… feminist theoretician. I personally consider use of this word in most circumstances a highly insulting characterization. In my opinion, by using this terminology, women are falling right into an old male-barroom stereotype. These women who think they’re emancipating themselves are really doing nothing but fostering a degrading stereotype that has been perpetuated by true chauvinist pigs.
Intentionally or unintentionally, what these… feminists are actually doing is strengthening and reinforcing a bigoted, sexist, and ugly stereotype. How ironic…”
Let the fur fly… 🙂