Bitches Get Shit Done

Amber Fraley
2 min readOct 5, 2018

Okay, ladies. They did it. It happened.

They played their little patriarchy card and they’re high-fiving tonight, thinking they’re cute. Thinking they won.

You have tonight to cry and drink your wine. Tomorrow we rise, as we always do. Because woman’s work, as we all know, is never, ever done.

We’ve all been treated like shit before. We know the drill.

We got this.

They don’t know. They think they know, but they don’t know.

Because bitches, as Tina Fey and Amy Pohler once said, get shit done. And bitches are pissed. They have no idea what’s coming.

You think they hate estrogen now? Oh, buddy. Get ready for an uber-hormonal, rage-induced national case of “lady issues” like you have never seen. A whole, messy, bloody wave of it. You thought women were “naggy” and “shrill” before? Oh hell no, Sugar Nuts. That was nothing. We’re gonna be in your faces. On your televisions and your social media feeds. We’re gonna be in government and in the justice system. We’re gonna rip the guts out of all this mess and start over. We tried to be nice. We tried to ask for no more than what we deserve, and you thought it was funny to act like Ricky taking away Lucy’s allowance. Oh no, sir. We don’t live in that time anymore. This is no black-and-white ’60s sitcom. This is about our lives. This is about our daughters’ lives. Our daughters’ safety. Our daughters’ right to full, bodily autonomy. We, and our daughters, have the right to not only seek, but receive justice when we are attacked. That’s all we asked for. And you just laughed in our collective faces.

You think you’re angry over the nearly non-issue of false sexual assault accusations? You have no idea how furious we are over never feeling totally safe. Not at work, not at school, not when we walk or jog or bike alone and not even while taking a road trip. We are beyond fed up.

Remember this, when you become dismayed at the social changes you’re going to see. You chose this path for yourselves.

Because women know how to organize. We know how to volunteer. We know how to get work done in the bits of time between other shit we have to get done. We know how to multitask. We’ll actually do all that boring shit like make calls and send emails and stuff envelopes and run grassroots campaigns and fund-raise. All that shit you’ll never do. All that shit you hire women to do for you? We’ll do it for ourselves.

Bitches get shit done.

Amber Fraley

Writing about abortion rights, mental illness, trauma, narcissistic abuse & survival, politics. Journalist, novelist, wife, mom, Kansan, repro rights activist.