Today I've learned two things:
Female fans of British actor and man-of-the-moment call themselves Cumberbitches.
He finds the moniker sexist and won't allow it.
Speaking to The Times on this issue, Cumberbatch eloquently explained:
It's not even politeness. I won't allow you to be my bitches. I think it sets feminism back so many notches. You are... Cumberpeople.
Well said Mr Cumberbatch, well said indeed.
If you want to see somebody be Cumberbatch's bitch then check him out as the kick-ass villain in Star Trek Into Darkness.