why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
my mind has been blown
According to the OED, it actually comes from “puss” (as in cat), and it was first applied as an adjective to women meaning sweet or amiable (i.e. domesticated). It then got extended as an insult to men because of its association with femininity. So yeah, it’s as bad as we all thought it was.