An exercise in self-censorship.

I totally agree with this post. I’ve been trying to cut out my usage of the c-word amongst other gender-specific sexist slurs and insults.

The use of the word “pussy” to exemplify cowardice or ‘being a wimp’ is something that, for years, has irked me. Same with the phrase “grow a pair!” which obviously refers to testicles – the most sensitive part of a male’s body – yet holds connotations of being ‘brave and tough’ and (gasp!) we all know that only men are allowed to be portrayed as such mentally and physically strong examples of humanity. Eye roll. “Don’t be such a female!”

Well… as Joan Jett once said; “I do have balls. They’re just higher up.”

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