Hey guys, it’s been a minute.
As some of you may have noticed I’ve spent the last few months away from working on the bitch blog, but don’t worry, I haven’t stopped being a bitch.
I’ve been spending some time to focus on my work, my self, and to better some of the situations in my life that have been causing me a lot of grief.
But who cares about that?
This blog isn’t about me figuring out my life, this blog is here to entertain the masses. SO BE ENTERTAINED.
I’ll even let you think that I’m doing this for you, or for feminists everywhere rather for my own selfish interests.
I decided that today of all days would be the best to reintroduce myself to the world for two reasons:
- I just finished my honours thesis and only have to do edits. (!!!!!!)
- It’s International WOMEN’S day
Much to my family’s disappointment, this isn’t my big “coming out” as they have long been anticipating.
I still like dudes, when they don’t talk to me at least.
This instead my declaration of love for all women, past, future, and present.
Except for the Kardashians, fuck those bitches.
Women are the coolest and most badass people ever.
I feel so unbelievably happy to be able to be a part of a bra burning, no shit-taking, powerful group of bitches, it sometimes gets me emotional.
On a day like today, I think it’s important to realize how amazing women really are and take the time to reflect on why it’s important to do so.
For us girls, this is a day where we get to celebrate each other’s accomplishments, admire each other’s strength, and side behind each other for fair and equal representation.
I think it’s amazing.
I think women are amazing!
I love women!!!
I’ve never actually met a woman that doesn’t love other women.
It’s like we’re all a part of some exclusive club where everyone is strong and powerful and beautiful and it’s amazing!
I guess being in such a cool club sometimes gets drawback though…
I have this guy friend who can’t seem to grasp the idea of International Women’s Day.
He often has the snarky response “well, when’s International Men’s Day?” as if it were something clever and funny that he just came up with.
Okay, he’s not really my friend. I mostly just keep him around to up my social standing so I can one day overthrow the patriarchy.
Real talk guys, the reason why there’s no International Men’s Day is because every. single. day. is. International. Men’s. Day.
You’ve all heard it before, but all you dudes are in an insane place of privilege over every single woman you’ve ever met.
I know, it may not feel like it. You may feel like life continues to beat you down, and that there’s no possible way that this is what privilege looks like.
And yeah, maybe your life sucks, but that doesn’t change your privilege.
Here are some major points of privilege (not even all of them!!!) you have over the rest of us, in case you needed reminding:
- You’re more likely to get hired in your field,
- you’re likely to make more money,
- you’re generally more respected,
- people take you more seriously,
- you have more than fair representation in the government,
- you’re more likely to be educated,
- you’re less likely to be shamed for sex,
- you’re less likely to be sexually assaulted,
- you get to pee standing up,
- and when you take advantage of all of those things, not a single person is going to refer to you as a bitch.
Yes, both genders come with their sets of privileges, you’re right.
Women are more likely to get out of parking tickets and are less likely to kill themselves or be arrested.
But that’s not the point.
To this day there are women in the world who are not allowed to go to school, vote or work simply because they are a woman. And if you look far enough back in your history books, not so long ago that was a reality for women everywhere.
This is why we get a day.
Honestly, at this point, if you still don’t think we should get a day then I really don’t give a flying fuck.
If you didn’t catch it already, I love women!
All we want is to be equal to our male counterpart. Right?
I mean that’s the whole point about all of this, isn’t it?
That’s what I think of when I think of women’s day.
I think of all the women who came before me to challenge power structures and brake barriers.
I think of all the work my peers and fellow women are doing now to achieve fairer pay, better representation, and equality for all women, not just straight middle-class white women.
I think of what the world will look like when the time comes that I have a daughter, and I hope that by then she’ll be able to walk down the street and feel safe. I hope that she’ll never have to use #metoo. I hope that she will be paid fairly and will be respected in her career. I hope that one day she’ll love women the same way I do.
Above all else though, I hope that one day she’ll be a bitch.
So ladies, regardless of what anyone says, or how many guys in your life tell you it’s silly, I hope you have an amazing Women’s Day.
Here’s to all of you, who refuse to be told no, who refuse to be silenced and who refuse to let anyone or anything hold you back.
You’re all a bunch of bitches.
I love you, I admire you, and I respect you.