Sometimes It Pays to Be a B*tch

September 30, 2014 11:41 PM

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Sometimes It Pays to Be a B*tch

I was a nice girl, a people-pleaser -- and I looked the part. California blonde, a ready smile, and soft-spoken: a nice girl. I got good grades, played on the girls' tennis team where I would never, ever argue an umpire's call, and was always pleasant to everyone. The problem was that I never spoke up or voiced my own opinion, no matter how much I may have disagreed with others' politics, beliefs, or ego-driven opinions. I just nodded my head, smiled, and let them think I agreed with them even if I knew they were wrong. Of course, I wanted to be a nice girl and not, heaven forbid, a bitch!

The word "bitch" gets overused quite a lot for women. It seems that whenever a woman asserts any type of authority, there is bound to be someone who doesn't like it, and the title "bitch" gets bandied about. Granted, women as well as men are apt to use the word when referring to a female who has bee...

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