Call her, just don’t call her bitch.
Becky Due is a Colorado-based feminist author who’s been through the shelters and skid row. Men have walked all over her, beat her, and for a long time Due allowed herself to be a victim. Then she picked up a pen and started scribing her emotions- transformed into advice through fictional tales ( "Bitch, bitch, bitch," July 27, 2006).
Although Due succeeded in getting her life back together, a campaign of hers to get the word “bitch” out of use in a derogatory way doesn’t seem to have gained worldwide momentum just yet. But Due’s not deterred, hosting a new, women-only “fun girl talk” on Wednesday nights to discuss issues both domestic and foreign.
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“Are you down more than you’re up? Do you wonder where all your friends have gone? We are right here!,” Due writes to members of her list-serv. “And it’s free! Call in tomorrow night and find yourself and some great friends.”
Call at 7:15 p.m., 1-800-391-1709 with bridge code 553265. The rules include no swearing, no interrupting and no man-hating.
But there’s sure to be a lot of bitchin’. -Luke Turf