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Steinem: When Called a Bitch, Use This Comeback

A simple thank you could help change people's minds, she says

(Newser) - The idea of an ambitious woman is less scary to people than it was in the 1970s, but "I thought we would be much further," Gloria Steinem says in an interview with Cosmopolitan , ahead of the release of her new memoir . "Still, if you don't play... More »

She's Really Not Mad: an Examination of 'RBF'

'Resting bitch face' is so much of a thing it's an Internet meme

(Newser) - The latest meme to grace the Internet isn't exactly putting a happy face on it: It's RBF, or Resting Bitch Face, or its precursor, Bitchy Resting Face, first made famous in a Public Service Announcement parody that's been viewed more than 6 million times on YouTube . "... More »

NYC May Ban the 'B-Word'

City council wants to nix 'bitch' from New Yorkers' vocab

(Newser) - The "N-word" was the first to go, earlier this year, and now New York's city council wants to impose a citywide symbolic ban on another dirty word: bitch. The councilwoman who jump-started the initiative calls the slur "a vile attack on our womanhood," but plenty of New... More »

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