I would like to propose that the word "bitch" be officially removed from words considered insults and inappropriate for polite speech. As I thumbed through at an art book today, I came across a magnificent painting of a Pomeranian Bitch. What a beautiful creature -- besides being a fine painting. And dogs as a class -- with few exceptions are far superior to human beings. When they are your friends, they will stand by you to the death. What dog pretends to love you and is a dirty dealer? And to pick on female dogs as being beneath our contempt? Has anyone watched a mother dog care for her young? Sorry, using the word as an insult just doesn't wash for me.
In the future, I can imagine using the word "bitch" as a compliment.