NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Why are so many business women afraid of being called a bitch? The team at Content Factory explains, “The term “bitch” is really just a rhetorical tool for turning confidence, dignity and power into things that are unseemly. It’s a personal attack that’s used to make any woman who seeks or displays these characteristics into something ugly, fearful, even bestial. In short, it’s used to keep us in our place and out of the old boys’ club. Perhaps it’s time we flipped the script and stopped letting the bitch label hold us back. Maybe it’s time we tossed out the endless stream of business tips for female business leaders and replaced them with one golden rule – be a bitch.”
According to an article from Content Factory, powerful business women who are often labeled as “bitches” aren’t afraid to three important things:
- Toss out the tact.
- Set standards and stick to them.
- Don’t let themselves get gaslighted (meaning they don’t allow people to chastise them and then accuse them of being hypersensitive or of over-reacting).