I have a really hard time with the word "bitch." I've tried to make peace with it, but I can't.
The reason I hate it so much it because it's only purpose it to insult women. Or insult a man by insinuating he's weak like a woman–as in "you're being a little bitch." Men use it to make women feel smaller or that the reason they were rejected is a fault of the women's and not their own. Such as, "That crazy bitch." Or, "she was a real bitch." A woman isn't capable of not being interested and sane, apparently.
Women often use it just to put other women down. Ladies! We are a tribe to ourselves and need to lift each other up! Calling another woman a bitch signifies otherness. The other women isn't as good because she isn't "one of us." Or, that woman isn't as good as me because I'm not like most girls, I'm cool. I feel like Amy from Gone Girl described it best when she make up "cool girl" to get with her husband. While Amy is a psycopath (or sociopath, I get them confused), women do this. I've done it. I thought the only way to be accepted and good enough was getting reassurance and acceptance from a man. I've learned since that this is very problematic thinking.
As women, we don't need to put each other down with words like bitch and the c word. In the past, I have been very guilty of shaming my fellow girl. It's hard sometimes. But there are thousands of words in the dictionary to describe why I'm mad at a person without calling her a Bitch.
The world is hard enough for us. Less pay, no maternity leave, being treated with kid gloves, sexual assault, being spoken down to and on and on. Let's not continue to label each other. And let us refuse to allow men to call us bitches.