DEAR WOMEN, IT IS TIME TO RECLAIM THE PUSSY!

 

By Dannie Wambui

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I saw the pictures of Priscilla Nyambura and got disgusted by the comments people made and jokes towards her. This was a woman that carried a placard begging a man to come off nowhere and marry her because life had become tougher for herself and her daughter (seven years old I think). The only salvation she could think of is marriage. But what sort of buffoonery is this! At what point has it come that the only exit a woman should have is through a man?! Are we as women, getting that weak in the world of today?

Among the top issues the civil society is crying out loud today in Kenya is also the female representation of women in the parliament which has not yet attained the 30% constitutional requirement, and who will come to our aid in this, men. Of course. Bullshit! Where are the women when we need them?! We are the majority voters here in Kenya but we cannot put up one of our own in the important places, instead, we are still being fingered by poverty at each dawning moment.

The belief that men are the only help to women was mostly indoctrinated and institutionalized upon the Kenyan female populace in literature written in the last years of the 20th Century. Parents stuck in poverty and a terrible economy had no way except selling off their daughters to the highest bidder and use whatever spoils they get off her body to benefit themselves and educate their sons to also help “redeem” other people in future. Sons were seen as demigods whose shoulders bore the weight of the society and all its money issues were slumped upon their doors. But why this, do we need men for our redemption?

A woman’s market value here in Kenya decreases once she reaches 25 years and above and goes even lower once she attains higher education and becomes superior to the average man. She is seen as a threat to him because she is too “learned” among other backward hogwash.

 

 

But have women always been this?

Hell no, and I propose that it has come to a place where women must stand together and reclaim back the pussy! Do you think as a woman I want to be called a whore by my own parents and husband when a random guy decides to smile at me in public? To be judged harshly by the kids I have kept and gave birth to at an early age? Heck, some of these men have children left, right and center but no one gives a hoot because they have none of them tugging at their sleeve. They are nothing but a bother to them.

It is time we stood up against this treatment by our parents when they call us “good mannered” when we just sit down silent in comparison to when we speak up against shit being shoved down our throats! We are tired of our complaints and ravings being dismissed simply as complaints of an “emotional” woman on her periods! It is time we gave these people the middle finger because fuck it, we are the ones with the pussy, no?

I am fucking tired of everything I dress in being an issue. That it is “too tight,” “too revealing,” “too sexual” etc. heck, I cannot even wear a sweatpant at the gym without some asshole sexualizing it. Not all men attack women, we all know that, but all women have been sexualized. All women have suffered. Can the men say the same, fuck no! And here a man laughs at Nyambura for seeking a man to protect her yet they are the same people who have made this world a fuck up and terrible place for a woman to live in the first place. There is only one solution, retake back our position and reclaim the pussy! If we have birthed the entire generation of men stepping down our necks, don’t they think we can as well destroy it?!

 

 

No, I am not a feminist. We are at war with men, and I know my side!

For those of y’all who have watched Chiraq, you know how the “NO PEACE, NO PUSSY” rallying worked. It stopped gang violence in the fictional film and area of Chicago. The story is however not a creation of Spike Lee. The Spike Lee joint merely chewed it for us. In Classical Greek, there was a woman, Lysistrata (note the similar names), who rallied women behind her to deny their men sex (keyword pussy) for participating and fighting in the Peloponnesian War. And yes, it paid off. The men pulled out! (No pun intended)

Closer home and our times, Leymah Gbowee has been credited to playing a most important role in stopping the Liberian War, when she led a somewhat similar “NO PEACE NO PUSSY” campaign across Liberia and its fruits were the end of the Second Liberian Civil War.

Men cannot live without the pussy, but what do we get in return, nada.

Even the Bible has women that have not taken a backseat in the liberation. Remember Esther who was responsible for the salvation of Israel in King Xerxes’ kingdom? What rallying point did you think she used, come on.

What about the woman that got John the Baptist’s head on a silver platter?

Cleopatra? Medusa? Marilyn Monroe? Pandora?

Come on, we have always been the superior specie but instead, we accept to be trashed by people that are content on stepping on us and stopping our accent to power or sit at the same table as them. Enough is enough!

When half a nation laughs at a grieving single woman, we should be worried! Are we even human? I mean, we have come to a point where a single mother is seen as and equated to a sexually reckless woman in her youth. What about the man that thumped her? You think babies are still born by fucking divine intervention?

Men are still laughing and body shaming us for being normal and healthy when we experience our monthly periods and when we miss one, we risk one of these ungrateful bastards being born. The curious look we get when purchasing sanitary pads at the shop or mall, and our partners dissociating with us once we are seen carrying one, it is about time we reclaimed our position!

When a cheating man is excused as simply being “man” and a cheating women is a “whore,” heck, we have been called “witches” for being liberal.

We are told to get rid of weaves yet men cannot even tell their fellow men to cut off the long ugly pink solitary nail on their little pinky finger.

And no, I am not going to fight for men who have been victimized by women, write your essay about it.

 

  P.S. Dannie Wambui (Daniella) is a poet, writer and musician (in the ground) thaaat will occasionally be writing here. She is awesome. Expect an amazing voyage through her mind and her expoits.

She also has never been on Facebook so I got her to sign up (ask her why) so her account is Dannie Wambui. Send her friend requests as much as possible and give her tips on making new Facebook friends.

3 thoughts on “DEAR WOMEN, IT IS TIME TO RECLAIM THE PUSSY!

  1. So…You’re saying you don’t want to be sexualized, yet your article speaks entirely about how it is only the pussy that can make you have power over the men. Wow. Fascinating.

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