Annals of Healing: 30 Ways NOT to Say ‘Pussy’ + Tweeting REAL

When a 2005 tape was released of Donald Trump saying ‘Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything!‘, news moderators found themselves unable to repeat the P word (with the exception of valiant Republican strategist Ana Navarro). Incisive Full Frontal host, Samantha Bee helped them out with 25+ alternatives, showing the astonishingly improvisational slang that has evolved over America’s history. It is at once funny, disturbing and liberating, one of a number of unique, spontaneous responses to Trump’s revealing gaff.

(Video link of our edit here; the entire clip from Samantha Bee’s show here)

 

…cunt, snatch, cooter, silk purse, spicy taco, lady pocket, waikanaloa, hoo-hoo, trim, vajajay, bearded clam, front bottom, nether regions, sin grotto, chocha, red lobster, beaver, fur-burger, yoni, downstairs retreat, honeypot, inner sanctum, sugar walls, peach blossom, lady treasure, roast-beef curtains, grey gardens, box…

 

’nuff said…

Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe

 

Kelly Oxford unleashed thousands of brave voices when she invited women to “Tweet me your first assaults; they aren’t just stats.” Over the course of a single evening, a million women responded with their stories of their experiences of sexual violence, assault, and shaming, a new and superb use of social-media. En masse, the tweets comprise a heart-breaking snapshot of the secret world women inhabit, and that Trump, with his callous boasting, inadvertently blew into the light.

 

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A number of men weighed in:

Horrified. Ashamed that I’m shocked by the numbers. Realizing I’m uninformed. Depressed by where we are vs where we should be.

reading it. It is terribly sad. I’m sorry for my gender 
I mean I apologize for my gender.

Twitter follower Abbey Barletmitzvah responded:

Don’t apologize. Just listen to us, believe us, and tell other men to do the same.

 

Both women found unexpected ways to cast a big clarifying light, and antidote shame.

(As did the great Georgia O’Keefe.)

 

4 Responses to Annals of Healing: 30 Ways NOT to Say ‘Pussy’ + Tweeting REAL

  1. Jim Dillon 10.13.2016 at 7:32am #

    Thank you for this. The optimist in me says that the violent language and emotions erupting in this election give us an opportunity to have a national discussion about women’s experiences. Samantha Bee has been hitting it out of the park lately – – her talk about standing up for women because they’re human beings, not because they’re some man’s daughter or wife or sister, was bracing and wonderful.

  2. Samuel L. Marchbanks, LLD 10.13.2016 at 9:12am #

    Slit, flap, quim, cooz, muff, jelly doughnut, trim, lower lips, hot pocket, clam, down there, the “Y”….

  3. Sally Schneider 10.13.2016 at 9:30am #

    Thank you. I invite all readers to add to our “pussy thesaurus” as Samantha Bee called it. Illuminating to say the least.

  4. Sally Schneider 10.13.2016 at 9:34am #

    EXACTLY. Yes, why justify outrage because you are related to a woman rather than a being who is being demeaned? It seems that Mr. Trump has done us an inadvertent favor…his horrific words and worldview are bringing much into the open.

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