Bitch: (n) a female dog, wolf, fox, or otter.
Her name was Mrs. Calvert.
She was my seventh grade science teacher.
The reason I remember her name so well is that she was constantly telling people how to pronounce it, even though it was not particularly difficult to speak.
She also had another annoying practice. She decided, since I was a fat boy, that I had limited ability. So when she took the class to the science museum, she explained to me–in front of everyone else–that there was an elevator available if I didn’t feel I could climb all the stairs.
I was not only humiliated, but was targeted by my classmates for further ridicule.
It was devastating. She was a fat bigot.
But if you had asked her, she would have merely shared her concern for my well-being.
It is exactly the same way I think America handles gender.
We “Calvert” it.
Yes, just like Mrs. Calvert, we have privately decided what men and women can do, and if anyone tries to step out of their compartment and suggest otherwise, we have names for them.
If a man selects to be more sensitive and open to the female perspective, we view him as “pre-gay.” In other words, maybe not a part of the club, but sympathetic to the rules.
If a woman chooses to compete and be more aggressive, she is deemed to be a bitch.
Let me explain the full range of the use of the word bitch:
It can be “any woman who disagrees with a man” all the way through “any woman who insists on having equal rights.”
You can always tell when you’re in the presence of stupidity.
It is a group of people who find a nasty word to describe a whole bunch of folks so they don’t have to deal with the real issues.