So, me and Hecubawere out walking just now when had the misfortune of meeting the UK equivalent of Elmira Gulch (the dog-stealing, bicycle-riding, Kansas-living old woman from the Wizard of Oz). It was horrible. She (the not-Elmira-but-totally-Elmira) had a bicycle and everything. And was horrid.
Sorry, this isn’t really about gender studies…
Oh, i guess this tangent is: i try not to describe women i don’t like as bitches because i feel like i’m insulting Hecuba.
That’s perhaps a backwards way of looking at it, but whoever decided that being a dog was so offensive? I’d say it’s more offensive for the dog to be associated with unlikeable people.
NB: I try not to use any gendered insults. I’d say i try not to use any insults at all, but that would be a bald-faced lie. I’m not a saint.