The BITCH Manifesto. WOMEN, JOREEN, pseud. Jo Freeman.

The BITCH Manifesto

[Pittsburgh: KNOW, n.d., 1970?]. First Separate Edition. Quarto (28cm); 7pp. printed from tyepscript, top left-hand corner stapled. About Fine. Originally published in the periodical Notes (from the Second Year) (Shulamith Firestone and Anne Koedt, eds.) in 1970, The BITCH Manifesto is considered to be one of the leading texts of the Second Wave Feminist movement, and one of the earliest examples of language reclamation made by a social movement. Jo Freeman (a.k.a. "Joreen") urges feminists to appropriate the once-derogatory term "Bitch," arguing that its use as a term for a woman who "rudely violate[s] conceptions of proper sex role behavior" is a positive thing, famously stating that "A woman should be proud to declare she is a Bitch, because Bitch is Beautiful" (p. 2).

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