I think the following (from wikipedia) has the right idea, though when it was penned the intent was to reclaim the word ‘bitch’. I’d do no such thing. I’m all about starting where we need to start, reclaiming the word ‘Woman’.
“Feminist attorney Jo Freeman (Joreen) authored the “[Women’s] manifesto” in 1968:
A [Woman] takes shit from no one. You may not like her, but you cannot ignore her….[Women] have loud voices and often use them. [Women] are not pretty…. [Women] seek their identity strictly thru themselves and what they do. They are subjects, not objects…Often they do dominate other people when roles are not available to them which more creatively sublimate their energies and utilize their capabilities. More often they are accused of domineering when doing what would be considered natural by a man.”
Isn’t this cool? We seek our own identities through ourselves and what we do. Get it, sister!
I’m feeling good about doing what’s natural; using my voice, and taking shit from no one.