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56. A bitch is a female dog. It is used at dog shows.
Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:06 PM
Jul 2020

How did that word come to denote a negative for women?

Bitch [View all] mercuryblues Jul 2020 OP
We have had this argument before ... and got a ruling. denem Jul 2020 #1
females have assholes mercuryblues Jul 2020 #2
Bitch / Asshole are not against the TOS denem Jul 2020 #3
But it is. mercuryblues Jul 2020 #4
As I said, we have had this argument many times and got a ruling. denem Jul 2020 #5
Umm not recalling a ruling. boston bean Jul 2020 #45
It was passed up from the mods to TPTB. denem Jul 2020 #46
There hasn't been mods on DU for many years. MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #66
And yet, here you are, using it and posting that the word is against TOS irisblue Jul 2020 #13
If you think this deserves a jury mercuryblues Jul 2020 #64
🤣😂🤣😂🤣. Thank you for your permission 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 irisblue Jul 2020 #65
You thought that was permission mercuryblues Jul 2020 #70
Naah, it was me laughing at your suprising truculence irisblue Jul 2020 #73
The fact that the TOS aren't enforced as they are written is the problem here. n/t whopis01 Jul 2020 #11
As I said, we have had this argument many times and got a ruling nt denem Jul 2020 #12
Yep. Some people refuse to give up on misogyny. whopis01 Jul 2020 #20
More like he got a ruling mercuryblues Jul 2020 #26
Yes. Exactly. n/t whopis01 Jul 2020 #35
+1 demmiblue Jul 2020 #37
yup, by three male admins obamanut2012 Jul 2020 #78
Kind of like all the Trumpers flaunting their racism cuz it's aokay with their leader.. MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #38
yup obamanut2012 Jul 2020 #77
Yep irisblue Jul 2020 #15
When using the term regarding a male, I'd say 'son of a bitch' chia Jul 2020 #7
Yes. Shrike47 Jul 2020 #17
Yes, women can be sexist and misogynist as well. MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #39
I would think bastard would be the male equivalent. Drunken Irishman Jul 2020 #19
Now that you mention it, I've never seen "bastard" used against a woman Sympthsical Jul 2020 #30
It's used against men and women who were born out of wedlock. MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #40
It is Sympthsical Jul 2020 #42
Yeah well this isn't about favor. MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #43
That's why I don't use it Sympthsical Jul 2020 #47
Maybe it's #37 on your list. MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #48
If you ever want to check if an insult is used for a woman, pair it with "Thatcher" muriel_volestrangler Jul 2020 #54
"Got a ruling"? Really. muriel_volestrangler Jul 2020 #51
It's not a word I ever use. MineralMan Jul 2020 #6
I raised show dogs for years UpInArms Jul 2020 #8
This is the correct answer obamanut2012 Jul 2020 #14
I was immediately reminded of a line from the classic film "The Women" Clash City Rocker Jul 2020 #18
And asshole is only an appropriate term for anatomy? denem Jul 2020 #21
However you choose to use your words UpInArms Jul 2020 #22
! demmiblue Jul 2020 #24
Witch is gender specific, and has not male counterpart. denem Jul 2020 #25
That would be UpInArms Jul 2020 #27
Bin gar keine Russin, stamm' aus Litauen, echt deutsch. denem Jul 2020 #28
Hattip to UpInArms Jul 2020 #29
How is asshole gender specific? mercuryblues Jul 2020 #31
Actually, some men do, in fact, call themselves witches. Depends on one's path. niyad Jul 2020 #32
Actually I_UndergroundPanther Jul 2020 #57
THANK YOU! MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #41
It's The Same With The P Word Me. Jul 2020 #9
Yes and putting it out as Trump's statement, get a little giggle at the vulgarity to women, while LizBeth Jul 2020 #50
Thank You For This Post Me. Jul 2020 #58
bingo mercuryblues Jul 2020 #63
+1 LizBeth Jul 2020 #68
Piece of shit meow2u3 Jul 2020 #10
+1 ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #69
k & r obamanut2012 Jul 2020 #16
I try not to use the word now, but I'll admit ... Whiskeytide Jul 2020 #23
It's getting so edhopper Jul 2020 #33
hmmmm CatWoman Jul 2020 #34
My wife uses that word once on a while mokawanis Jul 2020 #36
Mine does as well BannonsLiver Jul 2020 #62
Nah. Goodheart Jul 2020 #44
I agree. Hypocrisy at its best. LizBeth Jul 2020 #49
Agreed melman Jul 2020 #52
I'll never forget the time we got two collie puppies from this lady who bred them BannonsLiver Jul 2020 #53
I got a warning on DU for using the word bit_h I_UndergroundPanther Jul 2020 #55
A bitch is a female dog. It is used at dog shows. marie999 Jul 2020 #56
Men (and some women). demmiblue Jul 2020 #59
Have you ever heard the phrase, "she's a dog," referring to someone's looks - Ms. Toad Jul 2020 #71
Sorry I used it and raised your hackles. not_the_one Jul 2020 #60
The "original word" may indeed convey hate, stupidity and arrogance of a person. MrsCoffee Jul 2020 #67
Both those slurs are gendered obamanut2012 Jul 2020 #75
Nuance Captain Stern Jul 2020 #61
I thought the term "Karen" was created for people Steelrolled Jul 2020 #72
oh, that is so what it is almost always used for now obamanut2012 Jul 2020 #76
Bitch. GeorgeGist Jul 2020 #74
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