PUSSY POWER

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I recently met up with my friend and had lunch at a popular cat cafe in Beijing, China. We talked a lot about the term pussy, somewhat unironically, and I found myself wondering more about the term, and about the phrase “Pussy Power” and how it has risen in popularity.

The term Pussy Power rose to recent popularity thanks to president Trump.

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The audio, which was recorded in 2005, featured now President Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault by saying that, because of his celebrity, he can grab (various? all?) women “by the pussy.”

Women and feminists reacted to President Trump’s remark by reclaiming the word “Pussy.” Because many feminists and women around world refuses to allow such disrespectful talk or behavior, the term Pussy Power gained its popularity.

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In this occasion, the word “Pussy” is used as an epithet. While it’s most commonly a word for a cat, it’s also derived from the derogatory connotation of “girly.” The word's implication only got worse in the early 1900s when the word “pussy” referred to a cowardly man, as in a “wuss” or a “sissy.”

However, after doing more research. I found that the term Pussy Power is actually meant to reflect an eternal Sacred Feminine energy in a positive way.

Unknown to most, the word “pussy”likely formed from Ancient Egypt.

However, it is relatively common knowledge that Egyptians revered and honored cats, and considered them divine. (It’s hard not to associate the Great Sphinx with Egypt - a monumental cat/tomb/place of worship by ancient Egyptians.)

Pussy originates from the the word Pasht, ancient Egypt’s cat goddess. Legend says that Pasht was Isis’ spirit guide. Isis was the Great Goddess of fertility, love, and sensuality.

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Therefore, it could be that Isis is not just a deity, but appears more as a symbol of the Divine Feminine energy that is meant to be awakened within every woman.

In that case, pussy in a sense means, “Spirit guide of each woman.”

So, be proud of being a PUSSY. #PUSSYPOWER



Author: Vivian Yang

Vivian is probably the most extra person you will ever meet. She loves everything fashion, beauty, and feminism. She is a major Potterhead and loves everything Harry Potter related. She is a proud Hufflepuff meaning she values hard work, patience, loyalty, and fair play. If you can't find her, she is probably wandering in Manhattan.