Gloria Steinem Tells Women How To React When Called A B*tch
- IWB Post
- October 26, 2015
We never shy away from saying that Gloria Steinem is our favorite feminist.
In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Gloria expressed frustration that female ambition is still interpreted as aggression, “If you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, you get to be a loud black woman or a bitchy white woman.”
She continued, “The best thing I’ve ever thought of to say when somebody calls you a bitch is “Thank you.” I mean, it totally disarms them. They don’t know what to do. Marlo Thomas always used to say that for a man to be called aggressive, he had to take over your business, but for a woman to be called aggressive, she had to only put you on hold. It’s just a terrible double standard. We have to call them on it. If you call them on it, it changes people’s heads.”
What an advice, Gloria!
She also spoke on how one can handle sexism, “Saying something is almost always better than swallowing it and then thinking about it for two days.”
Ah, something we need to work on. Thanks, Gloria.