Some time ago I came across a website called Heartless Bitches International, and was unable to resist browsing through it a little. What I found was fantastic, and I quickly came to the conclusion that the name of the website, while most likely offensive to several people, is nothing more than their (probably accurate) description of how society views women who have strength, confidence, independence and intelligence, and the resolve to be openly proud of that fact.
Having been a CrossFitter for the past few years I’ve found that the women I’ve met who embrace CrossFit as a lifestyle embody all of those wonderful traits, and outshine the hoi polloi to an astronomical degree. I want to get to know them and to meet more of them. They don’t lie down and accept defeat, nor do they allow fashion magazines or television shows to mandate who they should be and how they should act. I believe this is a good thing, and I hope that it continues to spread like wildfire. CrossFit women are amazing, incredible human beings, and I feel that the “stop whining and get over yourself” attitude of that website is representative of what CrossFit women possess naturally.
The word “bitch” is very volatile – to some it’s the deepest, harshest name anyone could call a woman, and to others it’s completely benign. If, however, a woman who has strength, confidence, independence and intelligence falls under the general category of “bitch” (when used as a description of her character) simply because she has those traits, then I will do anything and everything in my power to help my 8-year old daughter become one. I can’t think of a greater gift I could ever possibly give her.
I’m just sayin’…
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