I'm with Sherona and Trieste on this one.
It's just a word.
The one thing that each and every one of us share, as human beings, is the fact that we wake up every single solitary day with the same thing: CHOICE.
We choose how we react to everything that is presented to us.
If you CHOOSE to give that word that power, then so be it.
Just as I don't choose to give power to the words cunt, whore, hoe, slut, bitch, tramp, harlot, toots, or any other number of derogatory terms that can be used to refer to a female member of society.