Bitch? I Don’t ThinK So

The New York City Council, which drew national headlines when it passed a symbolic citywide ban earlier this year on the use of the so-called n-word, has turned its linguistic (and legislative) lance toward a different slur: bitch.
It’s a Female Dog, or Worse. Or Endearing. And Illegal?
The term is hateful and deeply sexist, said Councilwoman Darlene Mealy of Brooklyn, who has introduced a measure against the word, saying it creates “a paradigm of shame and indignity” for all women.

One of the first posts I ever wrote was entitled:
The “B” Word

If you don’t know this already may I be the first to inform you of the import of words in the process of learning to Love.

Words actually cause an “imprint’, if you will…a permanent mark through which all future perception of a child is then filtered.

If pejorative words were used to describe women, the possibility of you being able to truly love a woman will be greatly minimized.

It has now become commonplace for men and women to refer to women as “bit_ches”. For women to have sanctioned this is the ultimate expression of self hate.
The negative stimuli produced by the mere utterance of that word can engender feelings of hatred…and it most often does.

Whether we like it or not, we have been conditioned by negative associations…Words like “Bitch” and “Nigger” were born of animosity and exclusion.

I know. I know. I know.

Censorship can obstruct the basic right to free expression. It is no doubt one of the most preferred weapons of tyrants and oppressive regimes throughout history and has been used to subjugate, and gag all kinds of speech and what was deemed “deviant behavior”.

To me, statements like, ” Who is the Government to decide what’s right or wrong, safe or harmful, decent or in offensive, smacks of being excessively simplistic and somewhat laughable.

Government makes these decisions for us all of the time.
Try driving in NYC without a seatbelt on.
Try defecating in public…on second thought….please don’t.
Try getting pro-Israel info on Wikipedia or Google. Good luck with that.


But hey, UTube’s chock fulla jeeeeehad vids.

To say we shoud not allow governmental controls over anything is to ultimately support this reality:
Images of Incestuous Child Sexual Abuse can be found on our very own Internet if one knows where to “search.”

Censorship controversies are never clear cut, and whether LEFTY libs want to admit it or not..there is such a thing as a violation of community standards and impressions which may not be age appropriate.

Knowing that evil and vices will continue to flourish in secret, despite all attempts to eradciate it, is no excuse for government to openly exhibit it or normalize it.

So, who is responsible for protecting decency?

1-Should the government censor inappropriate material?

2-Should writers, editors, t.v. and film producers censor themselves?

3-Should people or even kids be able to decide for themselves whether something is appropriate for them or not.

Guess what.
American rappers and television broadcasters aint steppin up to the plate to correct this deplorable mess anytime soon. You can bet yer bling on that.

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My contention:
There are times when it is wholly appropriate for the government to regulate what types of speech are appropriate.

Pornography should have never been allowed onto the marketplace and legitimized by the socialist America haters at the ACLU as “free speech”, as it does not even constitute “speech.”

Yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre is seen by all sane people as a reasonable exception for the sake of public safety, is it not?
Speech intended and designed to cause a riot, or the overt planning of criminal behavior can be stifled, can it not?

They say: There’s a time and place for everything.
I say: When is the “approriate” time to call someone a Nigger or a Bitch.

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Congress is elected and supposedly represents the full body of the American people. Therefore the laws it passes are presumed to be reflective of the public will.
But are they?
They refuse to even “filter” porn from children in a publicly funded library.

The Supreme Court finds a library porn filter it can love.
Today’s case, United States v. American Library Association, represents Congress’ 2,000th (or so it feels) attempt to regulate Internet pornography, as it relates to children. This too takes some chutzpah because so far the Supreme Court has hated every previous attempt to regulate Internet smut, starting with Reno v. ACLU in 1997, when the court invalidated the 1996 Communications Decency Act, and last year when it sent parts of the narrower Children’s Online Protection Act back to the lower courts for more work. So, CIPA followed on COPA, and in 2000 Congress enacted a third round of legislation, aimed at libraries and schools instead of Web-site operators. The Children’s Internet Protection Act requires that public libraries receiving federal funds install filters for every computer connected to the Internet, whether used by adults or children. Almost immediately, a special three-judge panel in Philadelphia enjoined the government from enforcing it.

The panel unanimously found CIPA facially invalid because it forced libraries, as state actors, to violate the First Amendment rights of the public.

The heinous crimes committed against blacks using the word “nigger” and the unspeakable sexual abuse and torment women have suffered hearing the word “bitch” should make it understandable why they hold a unique power.


This power has not been lost simply because society’s standards have shrunk to zero and it has become commonplace.

Once not too long ago people understood the power of :
Inappropriate language.
Inapproriate dress.

Blacks calling themselves niggas and ho’s did more than a disservice to their own.

Yea Al….whattabout the word “Kike” or “Hymietown”..Zat aiight witchu?

And all the token “public service announcements” won’t turn this tide back.
Say No to Drugs.
It’s 10PM. Do you know where your children are.

Look around you at the filth and smut posing as Art.
Read a popular young girl’s magazine teaching her how to sexually administer to boys.
Listen to a rap joint.

Is this what free speech looks like?

Oh..and regarding “free speech.”…
Not one word from the hippie hard core Libs who have no problem with porn mags showing na-ked women in a meat grinder but suddenly believe in censorship and “respect” for others when refusing to post images of the Muuuuuhammad cartoons. Puhleaze.

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33 Responses to “Bitch? I Don’t ThinK So”

  1. no2liberals says:

    If it’s any consolation, I call men, and inanimate objects beeyotches, too.
    Words have meaning, but their meaning can be altered, over time. Of course, just try prosecuting a Black American for using the N word.

    Also, I think this is an excellent thread to share this link.
    Hillary Clinton and women’s rights — an oxymoron?
    *snip*

    Let’s get something straight right at the beginning! We are not in the business of making any moral judgments on the former President Clinton. The people who claim that his adultery prevented him from devoting himself completely to the Presidency are simply wrong. It took him twenty minutes to commit adultery and he had the rest of the day to be President.

  2. Robert says:

    You said:
    They say: There’s a time and place for everything.
    I say: When is the “approriate” time to call someone a Nigger or a Bitch.

    I can think of a few “appropriate” times….. usually when Al Sharpton or Nancy Pelosi are on my mind…….. Just kidding, I get your point.

  3. Kevin says:

    “Government makes these decisions for us all of the time.”

    And when it does, the government is wrong all of the time. It is the most harmful thing that the government does. Sorry I have to disagree with you. Freedom is too important to allow the government to teach us newspeak.

    I don’t curse (except by accident) nor does anyone in my family. But I’d quickly taint all my sentences with expletives if the government told me it was illegal. They don’t have that right.

  4. Angevin13 says:

    Angel, you’re certainly correct in principle – those words are disgusting and should never be uttered. But I may disagree with the whole government regulation thing. I’d to see people exercise personal responsibility without the government telling them to do so.

    Another great post!

  5. Debbie says:

    An excellent article, Angel, and I also agree with you, to a point. Parents and families (teachers at schools), should be in charge as far as children are concerned. But how many homes do you know where this type language is used every day? With every breath some people can’t speak without using foul language that makes me cringe. I can’t stand it and refuse to be around people who use it.

    When it comes to the public arena, then yes there should be some regulation. The FCC regulates what can be on the airwaves; on Amateur and Ham radio, our radio stations, television.

    Out on a pubic street, anything can go.

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  7. Incognito says:

    Yeah, that’s a hard one Angel. I’d hat to see the government start dictating what words we can and can not use. Bitch is a female dog, in it’s original usage it’s legit. Do you start telling people they can’t use certain words because others are offended by it? I think it’s up to people to watch what they say. I am offended only when I allow myself to be offended.

    But interesting post!

  8. nuke says:

    “There are times when it is wholly appropriate for the government to regulate what types of speech are appropriate.”

    Agreed. But, I don’t think this is one of those times.
    You make a good case, but the whole slippery slope thing just bothers me on this.
    Regards,
    Nuke

  9. Pela68 says:

    Ohh Angel, my friend

    Slippery slope- Indeed.

    Who excactly would be the morally superior people to rule what words would be illegal? Because- the only way to regulate profanity would be to outlaw it, and that would make the absolut grater part of humanity outlaws…

    I try to refrain using profanity, but sometimes in scertain cases it is appropriate, if not nescessary to use the n- word, the b- word and so on. If not in any other case, then in artistic litterature.

    Also- what’s offensive for one, might not be for another. And of course we have the historic perspective to be taken in to the equation.

    “Fitta”- an old Swedish word meaning moist meadows. Nice enough huh? Only “Fitta” is now a degratory term describing women genitals or cowards.

    “Tjej”- Romani. A degratory term for a girl- now used in every day language in Sweden describing just that (Det där är min tjej- That’s my girl [said with genuine affection]).

    In Sweden we have a cat food brand named “Pussy” (Pussy on a can)- howzabout that?

    And what if a democratic administration in USA would descide to outlaw the word Republican? Islamofascist?

    Slippery slope? Nah- that would be like oiling one self up and try having a drink at the ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_hotel

    (c;

  10. Pela68 says:

    Errr- sorry for all the misspellings (Got to proofread before I post, Got to proofread before I post…).

    I also forgot to include a rethorical question.

    Would you trust the government- ANY government to descide for you what you can or can not say? Free speach is what has kept Sweden from becoming a socialistic nightmare… So far! (With an appropriate profanity added)

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  12. Neil says:

    These folks are a self-parody. Why don’t they fight the real issues like Internet porn?

  13. nanc says:

    ohdang! there goes crap music – what’re they supposed to call their ho’s now?

    *;]

  14. michael says:

    They say: There’s a time and place for everything.
    I say: When is the “approriate” time to call someone a Nigger or a Bitch.

    I think you’ve just given us all the perfect test of what is, or is not, protected free speech.

  15. Jungle mom says:

    Its a slippery slope,but it points to a big problem in our society. Parents are not teaching children to respect anyone or anything. I have been living overseas for 23 years and recently returned to the USA. I can not believe the words that children say in public places… let alone the adults.
    I aalways taught my children that my personal liberty ended when I caused harm to another person. That would apply to my speech as well. Words do hurt.

  16. Angel says:

    THANKS FRIENDS FOR THE INPUT.. I knew there would be a bit of controversy~! ;)

  17. daniel says:

    Another great post Angle, keep em rollin’!

    FTGF!

  18. daniel says:

    Sorry ‘Angel’!

  19. John Kaiser says:

    “Try getting pro-Israel info on Wikipedia or Google”

    Ha!

    I want a life sized cardboard cut out of that picture of Sharpton holding an umbrella.

    Hey, Angel, visit my alternative blog (the blogspot one) and check it out. If you like it link love would be much appreciated. :-)

  20. OMMAG says:

    I don’t know if it’s in anyones interest to try to “BAN” words…..
    It seems a weak shallow and ultimately futile response to a symptom of deeper significance.
    It’s been tried in the past by numerous entities many of them viewed with great scorn and contempt and for other good reasons!

    Look up Bowdlerism!

    The best defense against this kind of rot is education and to speak out loudly against the people who abuse the right to speak in public.

  21. Gayle says:

    Another great one, Angel. If you ever post something that I think is awful I know I will be shocked to the core!

    My take on this is that after awhile, all these words lose their meaning anyway. We all know what the “F” word means, but it’s said so often that it doesn’t really mean anything anymore, other than the person using it doesn’t have any class and probably has a very limitted vocabulary. Some people can’t talk without peppering their speach with profanity.

    For example, Walt (hubby) was watching television a couple of days ago and suddenly got totally ticked at Harry Reid (no surprise there!) and blurted out “that son-of-a-bitch!” He was really mad, because he doesn’t usually talk that way. So I said, “don’t blame it on Reid’s mother, Walt. I doubt if it’s her fault, other than the fact that she gave him birth. Who knows, it’s possible if she were alive that she would wish she hadn’t!” Anyway, we had a discussion about the fact that calling someone a son-of-a-bitch was probably originally intended – once again – to blame everything on women, and it’s lost all meaning over time because people don’t think about the meanings of these words when they use them.

    I just thought I would share that with you. :)

  22. freedom now says:

    What a bitch! (I couldnt resist)

    Legislating against individual words is a waste of time.

  23. Donald Douglas says:

    Great post, Angel! You’ve done it again. You raise some troubling questions. I’m not for censorship. Isn’t it a question for adults whether they want to view pornography? Then, do we consider pornography exploitation of women? How do we protect children when the Supreme Court says adults should have 1st Amendment privileges to view “obscene” materials online?

    As for the “B” and “N” words: I never use them. But our society is so decayed sometimes, I can support some of these efforts to curb the use of these terms, at least those mounted by interest groups.

    Have a great day!

  24. brooke says:

    Excellent post, as always, Angel

    You need a big ol pulpit!

  25. cube says:

    Free speech are the buzz words the libs use when they want an idea to proceed.

    Hate speech are the buzz words they use to shut something down.

    In other words, they decide what is acceptable and what is not.

  26. Chris says:

    Kevin had it right “And when it does, the government is wrong all of the time.” Look already at calling some things hate speech. We don’t want to go there, or even appear to go there too.

    I am with you, in that I think certain things are bad and should be avoided, but we must guard our own tongues, live by example, and encourage others to do the same- but NEVER force them or make the government a tool to force them… lest there be any slippery slope or even a perception of one. Your motives are good, but the ends do not justify the means and the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

    I am sure many gun control lobbyists only want what is best to ensure the safety of people- and in an ideal world there would be absolutely no guns, bombs, or ANYTHING that could be used to hurt another and we would all live in peace…well, this isn’t Heaven, and such a world without those willing to somehow do violence to oppress others is impossible so long as there is evil in the hearts of men.

    Granted words are not bullets, though they may hurt as much- but to make a word illegal invites evil to abuse the law once more, with more dire consequences. Imagine a school bully picking a fight with you, then getting his buddies to vouch for him to say YOU started it, thus getting you in trouble. That’s bad enough as it is… now imagine what happens when people start flinging accusations, or being “offended.” As much as our society now kowtows to political correctness we need not add to the list of criminal offenses for which one may be unjustly charged with.

    Someone forced to comply is never a good ally. Someone led to do so by your positive example makes the best sort. You catch more flies with honey (that is if you actually wanted to catch flys for whatever strange reason) ;-)

    We can not win all wars by just setting a good example, but this is one which we must.

  27. Layla says:

    If you think that is bad hun – just wait til they pass the hate crime bill. If for instance you are with a friend that uses the word “bitch” or “gay” [which used to mean HAPPY--d'oh] you could also be held for committing a hate crime. Guilt by association.

    Freedom of speech–NOT! SPIT!

    Good post hun!

  28. Panhandle Poet says:

    Who decides what is censored and what is not? The decisions today make no sense. Good post. I appoint you Czar of acceptable/unacceptable speech/behavior. Should you accept your new assignment, I wish you the best of luck.

  29. Jack says:

    Community standards are important. I am a big proponent of using them to identify what is appropriate. I have a very hard time with censorship. I don’t like being told to wear a sweater because someone else is cold.

    That is not to say that anything goes, but there are limits on all sides.

  30. KarLMmM says:

    The only thing that seperates the human race from the rat race and every other animal and insect is…..the ability to communicate with WORDS.
    What gets my goat (sorry guys) is that rather than spend all this time eliminating certain words why not resolve to use other words like…please, thank you,your welcome and excuse me.Or a simple hello and good morning when you see someone.
    ????fellow blog commentors, help me with this one…why when a person misses a sports shot , stroke , swing or catch or when they drop something on the floor by mistake is it appropiate to use a flurry of 4-letter words to express their emotions?????????

  31. InRussetShadows says:

    No-one has mentioned the historical perspective, so let me be the first. There were once laws on the books banning certain words all across America. No-one felt that this violated their First Amendment rights. Why didn’t they? Well, the First Amendment states “Congress shall make no law…” and if states or counties made law, that didn’t violate their First Amendment rights.

    Our nation is a cultural cesspit and it’s time we started pushing back. If this means banning words, then let’s do that. Heck, it’s been done before and it’s worked. Granted that this shouldn’t be the only method we use, and by itself, it will fail.

  32. MissJean says:

    I remember in ’87 or so when the Glenn Close thriller “Jagged Edge” actually used the word as a plot point, because it was such a shocking word. My freshman roommates, both from upperclass homes, were actually trying to use the f-word and other vulgarities in their speech, possibly under the impression that they sounded more “real” and streetwise. They sounded so funny because they’d PAUSE before they said it.

    By ’91, I was made fun of because I hung up on a company vice-president for using the F-word multiple times (and he wasn’t even angry at me). As I cleaned out my desk in preparation for my firing, my manager and he had a good laugh over my “stress” and encouraged me to go home and take a bath with candles. The manager had gone to a Big Ten school and the VP was a Harvard graduate.

    At the time, my associates and I thought the rise of vulgarity was a direct off-shoot of the FCC’s inability to regulate content on cable TV. Maybe media was a contributing factor, but it doesn’t explain the widespread EMBRACE of its usage. When I changed careers and became a teacher, I was shocked to find that many teachers use “bitch”, “asshole” and the F-word with regularity. In one of my teaching courses, several coaches (male and female) justified using the terms as “motivators”. Almost all of them used “bitch” even in their regular classrooms, as a noun and a verb. I commented that many of their students, especially boys, lived in a homes where they were verbally abused and they really needed to learn how mature adults should speak. That barely registered.

    Then I said, “Well, instead of ‘bitch’, why don’t you use the word ‘c*nt’?” A couple of the teachers actually gasped when I used the word. The consensus was that they would NEVER use such a word. I was willing to bet that in 15 years, it would become more commonplace.

  33. Laura Fernandos says:

    This mentioned censorship is quite brutal.
    I think the goverment is overblowing things in most cases of censorship.

    Thank you for sharing this story with me !