Was reading a post earlier about language we use that marginalizes groups of people, especially minorities or vulnerable populations.
It reminded me of a conversation I recently had with my partner.
We were discussing how some people (mostly men) call others a ‘pussy’, implying that they are being girl-like and weak like a female.
The funny thing is that my partner’s lady bits are far more resiliant than my man bits. Hers are capable of giving birth to a fairly large human being.
Even the thought of small trauma to my testicles makes me cringe. A kick or even a brush of that sensitive area hurts like hell and is likely to cause vomiting or curling into a ball.
If anything, my partner explained, we shouldn’t be weak and sensitive like a testicle. Being a pussy should be a sign of resilience.
Funny but true.
PS: Typed this on my phone. Sorry for any mistakes ahead of time.