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Oprah Bans The Word "Bitch" From Her Network!

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Oprah Winfrey is fast approaching the launch of her network, OWN, on January 1st, and she's already putting some pretty big policies into place - like the ban of the word "bitch" on the cable channel!

While giving a speech at Maria Shriver's Women's Conference, Winfrey revealed that she envisions her programming to be "fun and entertaining without tearing people down and calling them bitches. Imagine that. Imagine," and continues:

"Growing up, I could never find my name on any of those license plates or lunchboxes. Now, I know what it was for — to start my own network. A whole network, a whole channel that we're designing to carry the Oprah Winfrey message. I know that as I start out on this next chapter, there's going to be some mistakes. I know there's going to be some stumbles. I know I'm a work in process and progress. I know nothing new is perfect, but I'm not scared. I'm not afraid."

Wow! Such a powerful statement!

We commend for taking such a strong stance for the empowerment of women!

Congrats, bb! We can't wait to see what kind of content you have in store for us all!

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26 comments to “Oprah Bans The Word "Bitch" From Her Network!”



  1. 1

    I have some reservations about Oprah, but I am so sick of hearing women being called either 'bitches', 'ho', or 'slut'. Good for her - I hope it catches on.



  2. 2

    "a whole channel that we're designing to carry the Oprah Winfrey message".

    Arrogant much? Yeah, you're right up there with Plato and Socrates.

    No calling anyone a bitch? Better fire Rosie right now…



  3. 3

    lol



  4. 4

    she's so self righteous



  5. 5

    What's interesting is that every time I hear the word "bitch" used on TV ….it's always another woman saying it to another woman they dislike….am I mistaken?



  6. 6

    Self-righteous bitch.



  7. 7

    What about LESBIAN and DYKE,huh Oprah???



  8. 8

    ugh! I'm all for not calling women bitches but 1. I agree with the person who said the word is usually used by women to refer to one another because we are taught to hate each other or belittle any woman who we think might have one up on us. THAT is the problem, not a stupid word. 2. so oprah is the censor queen now? she is too powerful and i'm not saying that because she's a woman. but she is way too self-righteous and thinks she knows what's best for everyone else. i will not be watching this channel.



  9. 9

    Who died and made her the boss of speech? Won't be watching her network for a number of reasons…..go away Oprah…..



  10. 10

    No Oprah, the reason your name wasn't listed on lunchboxes or license plates wasn't so you could create your own network later. It was because your parents gave you a name that I'm pretty sure NO ONE had in the past and the name wasn't near common enough to be on those common name items. Guess what? The spelling of MY name isn't on any of those things either. Am I meant to create my own network?

    Oprah, you're a bitch. Go away.



  11. 11

    I hate that bitch.



  12. 12

    That's because that's what everybody calls Okra Panfry behind her back!



  13. 13

    Oprah is a fraud with all her "caring". She cares about 1 thing only and that is her bank account. Oh, and f*cking over boys with her all girls school.



  14. 14

    I love her. and I hate the word Bitch, ho, sluts..w.e that degrades a woman. I will admit i use bitch.. but it's used when you have pushed me.



  15. 15

    Good for Oprah. I hope Rosie is eliminating her cuss words from her vocabulary. Rosie lets them fly at stand up gigs.



  16. 16

    So here's a question:
    HOW MUCH MORE EMPOWERED ARE WE?
    How far HAVE we come since Oprah has been on television?
    You know, since Madonna has said you must be a greedy and snooty sell-out in order to be a rich bitch.
    (Ooops, I meant rich "spiritual” bitch. Ooops, I said "bitch.")
    Since Britney and all of the other little pop whores has said it's ok to grab your crotch and fondle yourself on stage, so long as you lip-sync correctly.
    …Since we've disintegrated creatively into a culture that does nothing but look backwards, admiring its own ass.
    Has Oprah HELPED us with this?



  17. 17

    Or, has she not made it EASIER FOR US to sit on our collective FAT ASSES, bitching about our "moronic-husbands," eating fat-free yogurt and watching Rachael Ray, while our daughters get raped, hooked on meth and crack, and killed by bikers who want them for a porn flick?
    Easier to watch everything around us go tits up, so long as we "take care of ourselves first, with a nice bubble bath, a trip to Hawaii, and a pomegranate martini."
    Telling ourselves that it is wonderful Oprah opened a school. You know, especially since schools in the United States are closing at an incredible rate.
    No wait… she built the school in AFRICA. Oh, right. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, except even your President won’t build a school in Detroit. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, until you realize that each and every day, Oprah comes home to a $50 million dollar mansion, spoils herself with the richest, fattiest, creamiest food imagineable, goes to sleep in a $5000 bed…
    DAMN, that's pretty empowering, isn't it.



  18. 18

    Re: Chinwe Okorie Ŧ – If you tried very hard, you might be able to use a lot more "I's" in your posts…



  19. 19

    Re: Brainiac – $5,000 bed? The throw pillows atop the bed are likely more than that. Her money, her choice.



  20. 20

    Who cares what this overweight, aging, dent-in-the-face woman says, wants or does. ENOUGH.



  21. 21

    bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch you dont have to say it if you are one



  22. 22

    Oprah is a woman of TOWERING of integrity, intelligence and self-respect. She exudes dignity and takes millions with her. What a natural born leader. What a powerhouse. She just keeps getting richer and richer and more and more powerful. So much success, so much confidence, so much energy to keep moving forward. What an amazing woman! If everyone in America was like Oprah, the economy would be doing a million times better!



  23. 23

    but not the word …dyke????



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  25. 25

    Please oprah protect us from from the reality that everyday people will use the word bitch or any other word you don't like! censorship another form of control which i despise.



  26. 26

    Good idea.