Monday, April 11, 2011

So, I'm A Bitch

 For those who have never seen this, enjoy.  For those who know this well, it is always good to see it again.  :D

When I stand up for myself and my beliefs, they call me a bitch.
When I stand up for those I love, they call me a bitch.
When I speak my mind, think my own thoughts, or do things my own way, they call me a bitch.

Being a bitch entails raising my children to be strong people who have a solid sense of personal and social responsibility, who are not afraid to stand up for what they believe in and who love and respect themselves for the beautiful beings they are.

Being a bitch means that I am free to be the wonderful creature that I am, with all my own intricacies, contradictions, quirks and beauty.

Being a bitch means I won't compromise what's in my heart. It means I live my life MY way. It means I won't allow anyone to step on me. When I refuse to tolerate injustice and speak up against it, I am defined as a bitch.

The same thing happens when I take time for myself instead of being everyone's maid, or when I act a little selfish. I am proud to be a bitch! It means I have the courage & strength to allow myself to be who I truly am and won't become anyone else's idea of what they think I "should" be.

I am outspoken, opinionated, and determined. By God, I want what I want, and there is nothing wrong with that!

So, try to stomp on me, try to douse my inner flame, try to squash every ounce of beauty I hold within me. You won't succeed. And, if that makes me a bitch, so be it. I embrace the title and am proud to bear it.


***I apologize to whoever wrote this originally--I can't give you credit.  I found this reprinted as a comment someone left at a blog.


meleah rebeccah said...

I love being a BITCH. What a great read. I've never seen this before. Thanks for sharing it.

cmk said...

I thought this was great and HAD to post it. From what it sounds like, it seems that this has been around for a while, so I was afraid I was the last person on earth to read it. :D

Anonymous said...

How come when a man does all those things, he isn't called an epithet? I think the "bitch" thing is because it wasn't so long ago that women were expected to keep the house clean, keep the kids clean, do the laundry and cooking, smile, and keep her mouth shut.

cmk said...