As part of his exclusive shoot for After Nyne Magazine, writer and performance artist Ted Rogers reflects on the power and currency of the term ‘bitch’
What does the word Bitch actually mean? If we look at the Oxford Dictionary definition we see that a Bitch is a female dog – a spiteful or unpleasant woman – or a person who is completely subservient to another: all of which seem to lean towards the negative.
The Urban Dictionary offers many an alternative definition; similarly pointing towards negative/unwanted relationships with people places or things. For example, a boyfriend who is his girlfriends “Bitch” because he does everything she says – the person [unwontedly] squished in the middle seat of car – or generally excessive whining, often related to a female.