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message 1: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 5736 comments I found this list interesting :

https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/bi...

Actually I found the whole site interesting. Here is there list of Feminist memoirs:
https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/bi...


message 2: by Karin (last edited Jan 11, 2020 03:44PM) (new)

Karin | 6990 comments I realize I sound very prudish and old school, but when I was majoring in Women's Studies bitch was still a very derogatory term! I wonder what my profs from that day think about it? It was still a new, cutting edge field back then and none of them had degrees in it it was so new.


message 3: by Theresa (new)

Theresa | 6632 comments Really interesting. I have a couple on my wishlist already.


message 4: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 5736 comments I added some from each list.


message 5: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 7447 comments Very interesting lists- plan to look more closely


message 6: by Jen K (new)

Jen K | 1226 comments Great list, thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading some!


message 7: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 5736 comments Karin wrote: "I realize I sound very prudish and old school, but when I was majoring in Women's Studies bitch was still a very derogatory term! I wonder what my profs from that day think about it? It was still a..."

Karin, I understand what you are saying and I think it is still a derogatory term. I think in this case it is an in your face use of it as when I think "Bitch? You wanna see bitch?"


message 8: by Meli (new)

Meli (melihooker) | 3224 comments I love this list...

I discovered Bitch back when I was in college and I think the point of calling it that, as well as what BNB mentioned above, is taking back the word to give it renewed power... I am not sure if I am explaining that correctly. Kinda in the same way "queer" was a derogatory slur but now some people choose to identify as queer to remove the negative connotation and take away its oppressive power. That's an oversimplification I am sure, but essentially by embracing that word it eliminates the power for oppressors to use it against you. If you self-identify as Bitch it's not longer a resource for oppression.

I feel like I just said the same thing 3 different ways because I don't know how to explain 🤣😜

Personally, I self identify as Cunt and I DGAF 😈


message 9: by Theresa (new)

Theresa | 6632 comments Meli wrote: "I love this list...

I discovered Bitch back when I was in college and I think the point of calling it that, as well as what BNB mentioned above, is taking back the word to give it renewed power......"


Taking back = control the power the use of the word is intended to impart. Very recent examples: "Nasty Woman" and "pussy" during the 2016 presidential campaign.

That effort with the word "bitch" has been ongoing for some time.

The reverse happens too. 'Dope' is being turned into the equivalent of 'cool' 'trendy' 'hot'.


message 10: by Booknblues (new)

Booknblues | 5736 comments Another interesting list of upcoming books by women and nonbinary writers:

https://electricliterature.com/55-boo...


message 11: by Joanne (new)

Joanne (joabroda1) | 7447 comments Booknblues wrote: "Another interesting list of upcoming books by women and nonbinary writers:

https://electricliterature.com/55-boo......"


Just added quite a few to my tumbling turret! Great list


message 12: by AJ (new)

AJ Timberlake (ajtimberlake) | 825 comments I don't know if anyone here is an Audible member but in one of their originals The Burnout Generation one of the people interviewed worked at Bitch Media


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