In this time and age, there are many changes that occur as the pages of our life passes by. Diverse transformations are at hand which brought a numerous uplifting of systems and perceptions. Alteration as regards to the personalities of an individual was one of the immense changes. In view of the fact that there are several standards in our society that are being set, it has been epitomized that “man is defined as a human being and woman is defined as a female, whenever she tries to behave as a human being she is accused to emulate the male” (Freeman, p.
214), this instance was a great elaboration on how the perceptions of women are being triggered by the judgmental attitudes of the people in our environment, thus bitches come into account. How bitches dodges their persona and how the society acknowledge them as a human being are the focal point of this dissertation. The roles of women rest under the brusque arm of the male and they were expected more on to serve the man with all their hearts. Practically, that’s the traditional way of defining the essence of a woman. “Women are trained to be passive and have learned to act that way even when they are not.
A Bitch is not very passive and is not comfortable acting that role. But she usually does not like to be domineering either — whether this is from natural distaste at dominating others or fear of seeming too masculine. Thus a Bitch can relax and be her natural non-passive self without worrying about masticating someone only in the company of those who are as strong as she” (Freeman, p. 217), indeed, the very nature of bitches is simply expressing their self without the following rules just their eagerness to express their character.
Decoding what was expected from them was the contributing element for them to excel in their innovative way. On the other hand, Bikini Kill illustrate the facade of being a bitch by saying “BECAUSE we recognize fantasies of Instant Macho Gun Revolution as impractical lies meant to keep us simply dreaming instead of becoming our dreams AND THUS seek to create revolution in our own lives every single day by envisioning and creating alternatives to the bullshit Christian capitalist way of doing things” (Kill, p. 532), the aggressive way of these women on how they present their selves was deeply felt.
Their different criteria of developing their skills were considered an inventive way to make the people believe their capabilities and not just put their talents in a box. Furthermore, as we compare and contrast the insights of Freeman and Kill, “A true bitch is self-determined” (Freeman, p. 214), and “BECAUSE us girls crave records and books and fanzines that speak to US that WE feel included in and can understand in our own ways” (Kill, p. 532), it’s very palpable that in one way or the other, their perceptions towards bitches meet halfway and create a very similar response even if they differ in era.
Being classified as bitch entails to have a positive note by the reason that it is one way of self actualization. This is a moment wherein the intense feeling of demonstrating the true meaning of being a woman by doing what pleases her was truly a brave step in the realm we are apt to budge. “Bitches prefer to plan their own lives rather than live from day to day, action to action, or person to person. They are independent cusses and believe they are capable of doing anything they damn well want to” (Freeman, p.
215), this is a good exemplification of how these bitches are capable of being enlightened by their field. They are bold enough to explore their area of specialization without any form of hesitation. On another account, “BECAUSE doing/reading/seeing/hearing/ cool things that validate and challenge us can help us gain the strength an dense of community that we need in order to figure out how bullshit like racism, ageism, speciesism, classism, thinism, sexism, anti-Semitism and heterosexism figures in our own lives” (Kill, p.
532), truly bitches can find their self worth by doing and making things in their own way without any fear of failure. The enthusiasm they could get from this kind of outlook may perhaps deliver an extremely constructive upshot on their individuality. As we consider the positive effects of the phenomenon of being a bitch, we can never set aside the thought that in one way or another; negative picture might come out as well. It has been said that a great risk was at hand in molding ourselves to be a bitch even if we express ourselves properly.
“They develop open sores, instead of confidence they develop an unhealthy sensitivity to rejection” (Freeman, p. 217), as these bitches aspires to project themselves in a optimistic way, still, there is something pulling her down that ruins her personality. As they look up to themselves and show to the people their potentials, for the fact that they break some rules, the community cannot accept their aggressive way, “BECAUSE we don’t want assimilate to someone else’s (boy) standards of what is or isn’t” (Kill, p.
532). At the end of every battle towards bitches and their action, the enlightenment on our part as a person would give us the knowledge that at some point of this phenomenon, there is really a constructive and unconstructive echelon of acceptance in the society that we belong. It is only in our hearts that we will be able to comprehend the very nature of a bitch’s behavior. A 21st century bitch should be more sophisticated and literate.
An incredibly professional type with huge acceptance to change and can easily blend with globalization. A compose persona of being a bitch, in this manner, it wouldn’t be hard for the general public to appreciate their efforts and not just quantify their abilities.
Kolmar, Wendy and Bartkowski, Frances, Feminist Theory, Second Edition. Essay Freeman, Joreen, The BITCH Manifesto, Firestone & Koedt, 1970. Kill, Bikini, Riot Grrrl Philosophy.