Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Notes On Existentialism: Is A Young Female Dog A Bitch?

Caution: some words may be offensive to some readers, but it is not the writer's intention to offend in any way. This blog post is only intended to inquire about the existentialist viewpoint in relation to the term "bitch".

Do we call a virgin female dog a bitch? That is what I asked myself tonight as I thought of our 3-month old female pointer (mix breed?) pup-dog. Or, I am badly mistaken to attribute to the origin of a borrowed term to refer itself. If I'm correct, we call a female dog a bitch not because it sleeps (or mates) with a lot of male dogs by nature. We only use the word "bitch" as a derogatory term to females who act like a female dog, in the sense of behaving the same way sexually.

But, considering that the term "bitch" had the original meaning of a female specie having many sexual partners, where it is not the norm, or is distasteful for them to act in such way. Let us go back to asking, is a young female dog a "bitch" because it expected to act like a bitch? Or is it only a bitch only when it does act like a bitch?

Is a being's essence pre-determined, and thus exists; or is its existence determines its essence?

Anyway, I am aware that I have equivocated or mixed up the meaning of terms (or term) particularly the word bitch. I may have mixed up its usage, and exchanged the original context in which they were used (as to dog-human reference). But, come to think of it, it will lead you to existentialist enquiries. :)

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