What’s the definition of a bad bitch? The term has been thrown around, so loosely we’ve forgotten the true definition of each word, let’s define them. Bad: Of a poor quality or a low standard. Bitch: A female dog, wolf, fox, or otter. So I question, when did these two words become twisted and perverted into today’s mantra of a high class, pampered, fake breasted, big butt, silicon injected lips, label whore, with perfectly rounded hips, that have been enhanced by today’s top plastic surgeons, woman? Ladies, have we lost our identities, leaving our truest selves to the likes of social media and the dark web?
Those of us who grew up in the nineties, remember listening to Queen Latifah through our Walkmans ask “ Who you calling a bitch?” On her song titled “U.N.I.T.Y”,
She made you understand that it was unacceptable to be called a name, that was ultimately used to control a woman, belittle a woman, breaking her down to her smallest parts, just to leave her cowering in a corner somewhere, unsure of herself. This is a sad state of affairs, Ladies! Lauyrn Hill, who then picks up where Queen Latifah left off, in 1998 with her hit song “ Doo Wop” on the Classic Album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” letting women know “Don’t be a hard rock when your really are a gem”
is my sediments exactly! “ Bad Bitches, aren’t the only things that we like” lyrics that should have been used in Rae Sremmurd Number #1 Billboard charted song “ No Type.”
Gentleman, let’s not leave you out of the equation, you give women life with the simplest of words, like “ You’re beautiful,” the rap artist Drake said it best “ Sweatpants, hair tied, chilling with no makeup on, that’s when your the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong.” What we have to understand as a people, and a generation, is that our words heavily influence today’s trends and Pop Culture, making the world our stage, with an audience of eager people, ready to pledge allegiance to anything that might be considered the next big thing. So before we begin to glorify the sexiest bottle girl, fawn over the baddest video vixen, contemplate and choose your words wisely, having the knowledge that, not all women are comfortable or possibly, may not fit the role of what is now defining a culture of a woman. Please take note of the woman that understands her femininity, and cherishes it, accepting the fact that she is not a “ Bad Bitch” but a Woman with pride, respect, and dignity, who challenges anyone to tell her anything different.
Words by, #OhhSoValid