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(Vox)   Use of the word "biatch" to describe women attributed to Women's Sufferage backlash 100 years ago. Use of the Fark Filter contributed to Drew's bourbon fund   (vox.com) divider line
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2020-08-19 4:08:12 PM  
One thing I've learned from the little lady is that dames don't like to be called biatches. It really gets their panties in a wad.
 
2020-08-19 4:53:06 PM  
"Biatch" is being reclaimed, much like "queer" was in the 80s and 90s.

Now the new feminist backlash word is "nasty."

/I propose "tasty" for the updated Fark filter
 
2020-08-19 5:29:29 PM  
B*tches got sh*t done.
 
2020-08-19 5:30:45 PM  
"And who will wash the dishes and raise the babies?"


Wow. Just wow.
 
2020-08-19 7:47:36 PM  
Nonsense. The term was around long before the suffragettes.
 
2020-08-19 8:40:52 PM  
This gives a very weak argument that "biatch" usage rose in response to the suffragette movement.

Did it really rise? what metrics? Did it just  become less censored in print?

If it did rise maybe ir was in response to gold diggers who became popular during the Roaring 20s, not politics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gol​d​_Diggers_(1919_play)

The play was adapted as a film four times:
The Gold Diggers (1923)
Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929)
Gond Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

Gold Diggers of 1933 spawned multiple sequels that were not directly based on Hopwood's play: Gold Diggers of 1935, Gold Diggers of 1937, and Gold Diggers in Paris.



Thea again I guess some could argue that gold diggers were feminists fighting the patriarchy .
 
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