Pretty Bitches

Pretty Bitches

Leading women writers examine the power of the words that are used to diminish women

Words matter. They wound, they inflate, they define, they demean. They have nuance and power. "Effortless," "Sassy," "Ambitious," "Aggressive": What subtle digs and sneaky implications are conveyed when women are described with words like these? Words are made into weapons, warnings, praise, and blame, bearing an outsized influence on women's lives--to say nothing of our moods.

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