a "bitch fest" refers to an unproductive meeting of people where complaints are aired. The complaints that are aired can be about anything. Often the attendees of a bitch fest meeting will dramatically complain about one another. The best bitch fests will have complaints aired that have nothing to do with the original purpose of the meeting, and end with a few of the attendees having wild temper tantrums.
bitch, a colloquial phrase sometimes used for a woman who is considered bossy, manipulative, or showing anger, is used in the term "bitch fest". This is due to the belief, by some, that women are better at expressing their feelings than are men.
Men, however, have been found to be as capable of expressing dramatic complaints as are women, and the term can be applied to any gathering of people where complaints are passionately expressed, whether attendees are men or women. bitch has now also become common slang for "complaint", which can be applied equally to men or women.
"fest" is short for "festival". This describes how a meeting becomes more of a show, or performance.
The executives met on Friday to discuss the upcoming board of directors election. At the meeting, Jim complained about the snacks, John complained about executives only making one-hundred times more than what general employees of the company make, Sally complained about her limousine, Tom screamed at Brian that he was lazy, and Brian wet his pants complaining that Tom picks on him too much. No decisions were made. It was a fabulous bitch fest.
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