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B*I*T*C*H stands for "Being In Total Control of Herself." Women who are strong in their opinions, thoughts and feelings are often called a term that means "female dog" (those of us with pups know that's not an insult either). Such independent, self-confident women set standards and strive to achieve them, and do not take "you can't because you're female" or "that's not ladylike" for an answer. Pictured, two congresswomen who were called worse than this: on the left, Shirley Chisholm, 1924-2005 and on the right, Bella Abzug, 1920-1998. On the NavBar: Emmeline Pankhurst, 1858-1928, leader of the British suffragette movement, circa 1909.