While watching an old interview with Nicki Minaj on Chelsea Lately, Nicki was talking about the double standard of men and women in the work place. Men who are assertive, powerful, take charge, and works 110% to get what they want, they are a “Boss.” Women however, are assertive, powerful, take charge, and go beyond the 110% (because they have to in order to be noticed), and they are considered a “Bitch.”
Why is it that even though a male and female can achieve their ultimate career goals the same way, a man is considered a “boss” in the end and, a woman, “a bitch”? Should we as women just step back and let the men take control so we can have a clean and name free reputation? I THINK NOT! What is unfortunate though, is that no matter how we get there, we will be labeled. The two most common labels are like I said, “bitch,” or women who “sleep” their way to the top. Now because of those few, they ruin it for the rest of us who got there off of education, ideas, creativity, and so on. So which would you rather be labeled as? I personally would take “Bitch.”.
Is being considered a “bitch” all that bad though? Hear me out. Would you stifle your dream, take the back seat, or let other people take credit for something you know you can do so much better, just because you don’t want to be labeled a “bitch”? If you take control, have people respect you, put forth your best effort, get a pretty looking pay check, possibly have people working for you, great benefits, living a comfortable life, and all the other great things that come with being the “head hancho,” and the only thing you have to worry about is a name that co-workers or employees call you. Is it really that serious?
There are two types of labels. One, the kind where your label doesn’t match who you are, or two, the kind where your label does match who you are. Who do you want to be?