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What it’s like to be the bitch

I don’t like the word bitch.  I don’t mind it as a verb meaning angry complaining, but the noun ain’t what it used to be.  Once it meant a difficult, unyielding, demanding female, not unlike an angry protective mother dog should be.  Some women liked that image, it had some power.  More recently the word has been retasked as shorthand for an angry, impotent person who has no more standing than a toothless dog.  It’s a lot like WhileTheMenWatch, a not so original, spayed version of women talking about things women don’t really want to talk about, like sports.

Back in March, I went to LA to see a Sharks game with two cousins and a woman I hadn’t met.  She was an avid hockey fan, unlike my cousins.  My cousins are men, they like sports, one even likes hockey but doesn’t follow the NHL.  I know they are legit sports fans because I had to sit through football games with them.  But they are not active NHL fans.  Maybe they are at this particular moment but they were not back in March.

Oh, congrats ex-Flyers in LA.  That’s as far as I can go.

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