why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
English majors know :/
Obviously the only people using pussy in a derogatory way are English majors then. No sexism here.
Also, grammatically it makes more sense that people are using the slang for female genitals (a noun) than the shortened form of pusillanimous (an adjective) when they say “don’t be a pussy”. So yeah, I’m gonna say the term is still pretty sexist.
I’ve only seen gifs so far, but Lydia’s dress from the newest episode of teen wolf is GORGEOUS and I need it in my life. Has anyone found it yet?
Bring consent out of the bedroom. I think part of the reason we have trouble drawing the line “it’s not okay to force someone into sexual activity” is that in many ways, forcing people to do things is part of our culture in general. Cut that shit out of your life. If someone doesn’t want to go to a party, try a new food, get up and dance, make small talk at the lunchtable—that’s their right. Stop the “aww c’mon” and “just this once” and the games where you playfully force someone to play along. Accept that no means no—all the time.
The Pervocracy: Consent culture. (via notemily)
it’s especially important to practice this with KIDS. Kids need to know it’s ok to say no to giving auntie a hug and kiss. it’s ok to say no to getting up on stage at a children’s show or activity. it’s ok to say no. please teach your children this!