Friday Fuel! Pussy.

Happy Friday!

Today’s Fuel is inspired by an amazing woman I got to spend some time with on Wednesday morning. Shout out to Brenda Tracy for all your good work and good vibes! She is a phenomenal human – follow her on social media! 

So Brenda and I got into a conversation about “locker room talk” and “guy talk” and one word in particular we hear men use as a frequent insult to one another…pussy.

“You’re such a pussy.”

“Don’t be a pussy, bro.”

Calling a guy a “pussy” is a sure fire way to instantly shame and belittle him. You call a guy a pussy and you’re saying he is weak, timid, passive and simply not a “man”.

So let me get this straight…all women are weak and timid because we have pussies? If we didn’t have pussies than those qualities wouldn’t be inherent to each of us? Or is it that people seem to think that the pussy itself is a weak and timid body part? I really can’t rationalize the thought process or understand why a man would use this term to degrade another man.

Obviously only a person who doesn’t have a pussy would think that this is okay and that the word is an insult. If men had a pussy they would know that is a pretty phenomenal body part – far more impressive than a penis, if I do say so myself. 

The pussy is one of the most powerful body parts a person can have! It literally pushes HUMANS out of it! HUMANS! Every man who gets called a pussy should take it as a compliment. Do you know how strong a vagina has to be to push a human out and then go right back to functioning normally!? That is freighteningly powerful!

Don’t be a pussy? NO! Be a pussy, bro!

My pussy is strong. My pussy is powerful. My pussy is reslient. My pussy is a awesome!

Side note: none of us would be here if it wasn’t for a woman’s pussy.
It’s laughable when you think about how men have turned the term pussy into this offensive and degrading word. Let’s talk about the penis for second…ever seen a guy get kicked in the nether regions? Actually, not even a kick – a TAP on the dick will literally send a man crumbling to the floor in pain. Tap me in the pussy and I won’t even flint. So maybe men should rephrase the term “don’t be a pussy” to “don’t be a penis”….

All jokes and personal bitterness aside; we shouldn’t be generalizing all men and women to be strong or weak by referring to their body parts. That’s the first problem and it goes both ways. We shouldn’t call guys that are jerks, “dicks” and we shouldn’t call men who are weak, “pussies”. Humans are all unique and wildly diverse – we need to get out of this headspace where “all women are _________” [fill in the blank]. And vice versa for men! 

Help me take a stand against the pussy haters. We need to shift the cultural attitude around the word pussy and it starts by calling out the people who are using it as disparaging term. Next time you hear a man or woman refer to someone else as a ‘pussy’ in an attempt to belittle or insult them – call them out and explain to them how AWESOME and POWERFUL the pussy is. 

So ladies, as you take on the day, know that you are STRONG, POWERFUL, RESILIENT, TOUGH and AMAZING. And that is in large part due to your phenomenal body and all that it can do. Especially that pussy!

Embrace the day!

Christina 

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