Why Is Saying “Pussy” Still Taboo But Rape Isn’t?

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Is using the word “pussy” still taboo? I’m talking about using it in its proper, trashy context. Of course. Definitely not the violating, rapey way “The Donald” used it. Pussy, in all of its vanglorious salaciousness, has never been a word of class. It’s offensive to many. I think it’s more repugnant to women than men. I might be wrong. Doubt it but I might be. Upper crust ladies and saints get their proverbial granny panties in a bunch at the mere mention of the word.

It’s something peculiar to say the least. A man, who admits that he would sexually assault a woman by grabbing her genitalia, has Americans  more outraged at the use of the word “pussy” versus the honorary member of the “Creep Squad” encouraging rapist behavior. (Shout out to Richie D from Love and Hip Hop. Oh and the Nupes. *smirks at and side eyes Damon from Very Smart Brothas*) 

What’s wrong with this picture? In a world where women, especially black women, are sexually assaulted or abused- we are policing the use of “pussy” and not the dicks (I promise no pun was intended) behind the violation of women. That’s just dandy.

It seems that everybody but staunchy, conservative white women and hoteps received the memo on being rape apologists. Because evidently, what  a person says is waaaay more important than their actions.

When Ana Navarro  regurgitated Trump’s “pussy” comment as a panelist on CNN,  Scottie Nell Hughes’  faked “disgust” that a woman mentioned it by saying, “Her child was watching.”

Ana’s fine articulation of that word had me so far in my feels. It was love at first listen. Her Nicaraguan accent coming through like fresh mangos in an open market. It was as bold as Strange in “Boomerang” propping her leg up on that table in Chez Whitey’s and asking Marcus, “When are we going to fuck?”

Wait… can I say fuck here? I mean it applies, right?

Biiiiiiih….Obviously, this chick and her husband must sleep in separate beds like Fred and Wilma Flintstone if the word pussy offends her but forcibly kissing and grabbing crotches are forgivable offenses. Uuuuum Ma’am. It’s 10 o’ clock and you’re a Stepford Wife. We know that child was tucked away all comfy in her organic cotton and hemp pajamas and was nowhere near a television.  Fuck outta here acting like you’re the voice of the moral fiber of America. Bye Rebecca.

The fact that we aren’t giving pause to violence against women whether it’s Nate Parker’s  callous arrogance about his “alleged” rape or Trump’s bawdy declarations of cooch grabbing is an indication of just how fucked up patriarchal systems really are.  This is the same shitty system which could possibly allow simple ass Billy Bush to develop an exit strategy instead of just being flat out fired from NBC for his participation in the now-public video. Dude violated the morality clause in his contract BUT NOW he wants to sue for a leaked tape because white male fragility. However, we aren’t mad about those atrocities.

Men and women, alike, would rather act like saying “pussy” attacks womanhood and threatens the safety of women in lieu of the continuous aggressive brutality  we face daily. We, seriously, need to reevaluate how we view female bodies and sexuality. The sooner we get to that level of understanding,  the faster we can dedicate our time advocating for rape victims and stop giving relevance to words like pussy. After all, mentioning it doesn’t require the same protection as having the actual thing.

 

 

 

K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao” and a Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist”. Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.