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Taking back the word.

Pussy.

Don’t mess with her.
Or she will take you out.
Which is exactly what we are witnessing right now, on the world’s stage, in this election year.
Pussy has taken out the Donald.
And he still has no idea what hit him.
And perhaps never will.

Pussy is arguably the most powerful pejorative word in the English language. It is the ultimate salacious smack to a woman’s dignity, used when the intention is to hurt, humiliate, and fracture her humanity.  

There is no woman alive who has not had her pussy defiled or discriminated against, in some way. Belittlement. Gender discrimination. Rape. Molestation. Income inequality. The necessity for Title IX.

Pussy vs Donald

Apparently Donald is officially no match for Pussy: A Reclamation, at this local bookstore. Thanks to Sarah Garfunkel for sending us this photo!

When a certain kind of unaware, bigoted man says the word pussy—as in, “Grab them by the pussy”—women know they are in trouble. We know we are at risk of being victimized by the unconscious masculine, which does not have our best interests at heart. We also know any offer he might make will probably turn into a physical and emotional mess.

And yet we know we may find ourselves saying yes to it anyway. For, like so many women, we think we are obliged to say yes. Many women have spent their lives watching their moms, grandmoms, aunts, and friends choicelessly support a legacy of submission. Many women have been taught since childhood that they are an object, existing solely for the enjoyment of men. This kind of man is looking at women as receptacles, created for his use—not as full, equal human beings with thoughts and responses that might be different from his unconscious assumptions.

“Pussy” is rarely used in celebration or support of our womanhood. We may be called a “pussy” as an insult or a jibe. If we hesitate too long, feel fearful, or appear too slow, we get the P-word hurled in our direction. The insult might even come from one of our own: we women have, ourselves, internalized the dominant culture’s viewpoint that “pussy” is a proper insult.

No one calls me “pussy” when they want to communicate how radiant and beautiful I look on a certain day. They don’t use the word to tell me how expertly and thoroughly I have managed to accomplish a Herculean task. And yet, pussy is all that and more.

We are in a culture that basically hates pussies and devalues the feminine. 

We need look no further than the headlines to see that violence flourishes, unchecked, when the feminine withdraws. War is rampant in countries where women are the most repressed.

If the culture she lives in refuses to honor her, revere her and recognize her, she takes out her anger in subversive ways.  

To those of us growing up in our patriarchal culture, pussies themselves are terrifying. They are desired and defiled in equal measure. They are powerful, messy, mysterious, and unknown. We are warned that pussies are what men want from us. Yet at the same time, we are taught that they are utterly disgusting. They bleed; they push out babies; they have orgasms in capricious and unpredictable ways. We are told they smell funny, and we are sold endless products to rid ourselves of their pesky fragrance. They are often considered ugly and in need of grooming in order to be presentable. We women shy away from them, and our men do not understand them.
And yet, they are the source of life, itself.
Every one of us owes our very existence to the raw, relentless power of pussy.

One of the greatest pieces of unconscious conditioning we have in our Western culture is that we do not teach our children the name of the source of our feminine power. Ask my students at the School of Womanly Arts what they were taught to call their genitals as a child, and you’ll get a parade of colloquialisms: Wickie, Cuckoo, Privates, Down There, Pooter, Pee Wee, the Fine China, Name and Address, Venus, Noonie, Miss Kitty, Purse . . . the list goes on. Those who were taught a more direct word were often taught to call it “vagina,” a clinical term that is also physiologically incorrect.

But what’s worse, the majority of women were taught to call it nothing at all.

When we have no common language to describe that which is most essentially feminine about us, we have no way to locate and own our power as women. 

I have been preoccupied with the question of why women have this limited ability to access their power and voice that nothing they do seems to ameliorate or resolve. As I look around the world of women, it seems as if our lights are off. We are turned off, like a light switch. The bulb is in there, but it sure isn’t lit up. And it is no wonder. We have all been taught to turn off, to turn away.  

We can learn just as much about a culture from what it’s missing as from what it embraces. 

When we live in a world that cannot even comprehend its own inherent bigotry against women—and thus cannot step forward to honor or support the women and girls who have been devastated by it—what is the recourse? How do we stand up to an invisible assault that does not want to be made visible? How does a woman weather—let alone triumph over—such a global denial of her experience?

How does she locate a pathway to mend, strengthen, and remake herself in a world that does not recognize she is broken?

How does she turn on when she has been systematically denied, passed over, and subjugated? Where is the opportunity in this story line for the victim to become the heroine?
How do we, as women, reconsecrate our holiness after we have been defiled, turned off and ignored all our lives?

And this is where Donald provided a powerful wake up call, opening the opportunity for uniting women in a way that we have been longing to unite.

The solution for the epidemic of powerlessness among women, which neither great success nor higher education is able to solve, is simple: reconnecting a woman to her pussy. 

Just as pussy is the source of all human life, pussy is the source of each woman’s connection to her own life force, her voice, and her sense of internal power. When a woman turns on her pussy, she is actually turning on her life force and connecting to her divinity.

When women are speaking the word, the weighty reverb swings toward us, rather than against us. The baggage turns into proud history.
And there is an immediate feeling of reclamation, which is the first step toward actual
Reclamation.

I am grateful for the pussy takeover, that Donald provided for all of us, on national TV. It’s time that we all have the opportunity to awaken to the innate beauty, power, and magnificence of pussy.

In solidarity,
Regena_grey_sg190

 

 

p.s. Times are changing, sister. Check out my book Pussy, featured in the Washington Post!

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  • Denise October 27, 2016, 8:55 am

    Realize that dick and dickhead, etc. are all insults too, right?

  • Lee-Anne October 18, 2016, 4:33 am

    I finished your new book yesterday and found it very inspiring. Today I tried to get a group to join me in starting a bragging club. I messaged 10 women that I know and 5 opted out of the conversation without a word to me. 2 were my sisters. Only one responded that she would give it a try and the others did not respond. I am trying hard to believe they are just not ready to open up and that I don’t just come across as a crazy weirdo. Will start sharing brags with the one tomorrow.

  • Elle October 15, 2016, 3:41 pm

    Mama Gena et al,
    I too have spent the better part of my life encouraging others to celebrate and validate the feminine. I must admit, I have been ‘smacked down’ more than once for gently challenging the status quo. As a culture, we deeply undermine sacred feminine values (such as compassion, inclusivity, collaboration) without even having an awareness that we are doing so. We are brainwashed and robotic, cutting off the feminine and hurting both men and women, alike. Donald Trump is the current target, but his words are only a drop in the ocean of what that attitude represents culturally. I hope his words shine a light on this. When we pay attention, it is clear to see our world is in need of a course correction. Reincorporating (at long last) the feminine into our greater culture is needed now more than ever.
    Much love and gratitude to you, Mama Gena, and your team! Yes, the timing of your book and the subsequent Post article feel like a little wink from the universe. Thank you for speaking up, taking a stand, and fortifying the women (and men) who are working peacefully to turn the tides and create nothing short of a a cultural revolution 5000 years in the making.

  • Julie October 12, 2016, 7:35 pm

    Wake up Ladies! Your pussy isn’t the forefront today, and it’s never been in danger
    But what is in danger is the USA, and your freedoms if you haven’t been paying attention to what has been going on, mainstream media is not being honest, you’re not doing your homework. Hillary Clinton’s emails that have been released to the FBI and top officials should make you very worried, you’re not gonna have little girls or little boys left to raise in a free world anymore. The political elites have you been Boosel old Republicans and Democrats. Research what a top official Stein said about Hillary Clinton in the past few days. She wants to start a no- fly zone around Ukraine and is inevitable that she wants to start a war

    Georgiy Pobedonosets ballistic missile submarine in the sea.
    © SPUTNIK/ VITALIY ANKOV
    Russian Pacific Fleet’s Submarine Successfully Launches Ballistic Missile
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian military conducted Wednesday a successful launch of an RS-12M intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) from the Plesetsk space center, with its warhead hitting a simulated target, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
    “A training warhead… struck a simulated target on the firing range on the Kamchatka peninsula,” the ministry said in a statement.

    The RS-12M Topol (SS-25 Sickle) is a single-warhead intercontinental ballistic missile, which entered service in 1985.

    It has a maximum range of 10,000 km (6,125 miles) and can carry a nuclear warhead with a yield of up to 550 kilotons.

  • Lanette Harley October 12, 2016, 7:07 pm

    I am going to be the voice of dissent I guess here. I might be the only one on this blog to disagree with most of your position. Oh well. Here it goes. Pussy- I take great ownership of this word. On my Harley riding jacket I have a patch that says “Pussy Power”. I do not find it offensive, any more than calling a man a “dick” when I think he is an asshole. Nor do I find it offensive that Donald Trump said it. Nope. Why you ask? Because our society has conditioned us by showing WORSE behavior in our music, film, tv and fashion industry. You have women like Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Cher, etc. that have made millions off of their “pussy power”. They slut strut on stage. They wear little clothing, if any at all. They flash their body parts and grind and twerk in front of children. Our music is filled with all sorts of slang and insults on women. Our movies and television shows objectify women up and down. The fashion industry paired themselves with the magazines and advertisement industry to force stereotypes down our throat. And you want to act like Trump’s statements are over the top offensive? Are you kidding me?

    You do not speak for me. I had to endure 8 years of the Clinton’s bullshit drama with Bill Clinton doing far worse right from his oval office and his hypocritical wife (who is now running for that seat) running around behind him trying to wipe clean his transgressions. She didn’t just “stand by her man”, she enabled him and she insulted and abused the women that came forward by ruining their lives. You want to talk about abuse of women? Don’t throw your head in the sand and ignore Hillary’s history. What kind of woman smears other women who come forward in the droves to report Bill Clinton’s offenses?

    No, I am not insulted by his words, I could care less. At least I have the “balls” to go against this fake outrage. There, another word we use all the time that relates to men. Do you hear men complaining about that word?

  • Kim October 12, 2016, 6:02 pm

    I am so enjoying your book! It’s resonating so deeply! YES YES YES!!!

  • SG Anabella October 12, 2016, 3:19 pm

    Beyond delighted that you weighed in on all the pussy fallout — both in a blog post and in the WP. Today alone, I read or heard reference to Melania’s ‘pussy bow blouse,” Trump’s campaign mgr used the term ‘pussyfooting’. Russia’s US ambassador in response to Christiane’s Annapour’s question about an American’Pussy Riot’ responded that there seems to be Pussies all around… which cracked Christiane up! It’s like someone opened a window on the dark Trump ID and bright sunshine is streaming in…

  • Joan October 12, 2016, 10:42 am

    Regin someone send Donald a copy!!! ASAP could save his election …just saying!!!

  • Tara Dixon October 12, 2016, 3:27 am

    Regena-
    Once again I am in awe of the GPS – the Great Pussy in the Sky- as you taught me to refer to her as…
    I am compelled to share a piece I wrote this past April 2015 that I have already shared with you personally.
    I loved your reply:
    “When you take your pussy out for a stroll miracles happen.”
    They sure do.
    Much love and gratitude-
    Tara

    A story about Pussy and the emergence of the Divine Feminine
    by Tara Dixon

    This week when I was walking down Park Avenue South from L’Express – the French bistro I used to frequent 24 years ago (after having stitches removed from periodontal surgery) a man was completely sprawled across the sidewalk ( east side of street between 18th and 19th).
    When I came upon him his glasses and phone were scattered in a stream of busy New Yorkers.
    I gathered them up and put them by his side.
    Two other women who were locking up their bikes at a nearby bike rack were the only other concerned people along with his fellow work mate who had jumped out of the driver side of their truck and was holding his leg.
    The man was in excruciating pain.
    On the curb was a gaping hole that he had placed his foot in while descending out of his truck.
    I asked if they wanted me to call 911.
    The driver manipulated the ankle in question this way and that.
    Myself and the other two woman stood by “holding space.”
    Finally he was able to get up from the side walk to see if the ankle could withstand weight.
    We stood staring at the jagged hole and it seemed like an eternity before he mustered the courage to attempt to put weight on it.
    He did.
    And was miraculously OK.
    Right then I looked down at sidewalk where his body had been sprawled.
    And could not believe my eyes.
    Etched in the cement was graffiti.
    It said:

    PUSSY NOW.

    I turned to the woman next to me ( the other woman had gone to CVS to get Tylenol and water) and said do you see what is written there????

    She scrunched up her face in disgust/irritation.

    I then said… “Noooo! This is AMAZING!!! Do you see what is happening here? Three women took care of this man, stood for him and held space! This is a divine message.
    This is indicative of a change of consciousness and healing happening on the planet!”

    I told her about Regena Thomashauer and The School Of Womanly Arts. I told her she is a goddess and my sister. I told her about Regena’s new book: Pussy published by Hayhouse coming out in September.

    She thanked me. We hugged and we all said good bye.

    I brag witnessing and verbalizing the signs that I see.

    I am grateful to be in tune.

    I desire to continue to be a clear channel and be tapped into LOVE.

  • Anna d'Onofrio October 11, 2016, 9:19 pm

    . What an amazing platform to promote sacred “Pussy”; the book and pussy!! An opportunity to publicly address the abuse and disrespect women/pussies have suffered for centuries. Thank you Donald for being the quintessential example of manhood as it pertains to your abuse and disrespect for women and their sexuality. Go for it Genius Regena– you are on point!!! “Pussy” is brilliant!! I am falling in love with my pussy and the name!!! Thank you Regena for your magnificence and sharing it.

  • Kathy Hey October 11, 2016, 9:14 pm

    Mama Gena- I marched myself right to the bookstore and asked for “Pussy” loud and proud. I had to call around because my favorite bookstores were already sold out! I reserved a copy and I am so glad that I did! Loving the book. Love the Womanly Arts and LOVE that Pussy is on top as she should be!

  • Elisabeth October 11, 2016, 7:51 pm

    Thank you so much for writing Pussy, Regena. It takes your work to a level it was destined to go. I am thrilled that it has been so well received. Thank you for giving us all permission to take Pussy back! -Elisabeth

  • Dianne October 11, 2016, 7:32 pm

    I have chills when I listen to you speak about Pussy. It’s so powerful and opening and self proclaiming womanhood. Thank you! I have deep gratitude and admiration to you for stepping forward in such a meaningful way and at such a perfect time.

  • carla savetsky October 11, 2016, 7:23 pm

    As always Regena, your timing is impeccable! “Pussy…a reclamation” is so powerful that I can only read it in small doses, relishing each taste. What a perfect moment in history for it’s message to be reverberating across the globe, as we all rise up against the shaming and subjugating and silencing of the divine feminine.

  • Kema j October 11, 2016, 6:52 pm

    Cheers to reminding and informing folks about the power of pussy!!!

  • Nicole Dansereau October 11, 2016, 5:21 pm

    This is the most legit essay that’s come into my inbox since the beginning of time. AMEN SISTER, and right on. We are claiming that pussy back and turning it into acceptance, love, and power. THANK YOU, Mama Gena, for touching my day with such prowess. I wonder, “Can we start using “pussy” as a good word so that we can turn it around? I aim to do so.

  • Kalyani October 11, 2016, 4:47 pm

    Yes, Yes, YES, so well stated! I am so proud and infinitely grateful to be part of this movement of the Divine Feminine! Coming to us in the Divine perfect timing and synchronicity that is no other than GPS. Thank you and Congratulations, Regina for a great and timely book- Amazing! Love, Love, Love to us all????????????????

  • Bev Crawford October 11, 2016, 4:46 pm

    TODAY I PUT PUSSY TO THE TEST.
    I was about to deliver a mini seminar and was feeling both excited and nervous at the same time. I could felt pressure and anxiety in my chest.
    Suddenly I remembered I had PUSSY POWER so immediately shifted my focus to my pussy .. and WOW everything changed… IMMEDIATELY!! I felt grounded, powerful, confident, radiant, feminine, and connecting. MY DELIVERY WAS BETTER THAN I COULD HAVE IMAGINED IT TO BE.
    At the end of the meeting, I was awarded the star of the day trophy.
    Thank you, thank you, Mama Gena.
    PUSSY is mind blowing and life fueling xo

  • prue Addy October 11, 2016, 4:27 pm

    Yeah, thank the heavens for sure. So much addiction to lust for men it is so sad! and so dangerous for our pussy’s. It is one thing to degrade women, it is another to have an addiction to lust (sex addiction) that puts “the object” at risk because addiction doesn’t care. I have been a therapist for 25 years and our own Diagnostic Manual to code “disorders” didn’t even have sex addiction in their latest text. Now too so many young people struggling with pornography, which started long before technology. I am so grateful for your book, so, so grateful for your journey now to speak out. Not everyone who says “grab a pussy” is in addiction, yet so many are drunk on wanting more lust, just like an alcoholic craves alcohol. Women so often have no idea how sick their partners can be. Sex addiction has women too, yet the numbers are higher for men for sure. Now maybe real help can be acknowledged. When one of us is in pain, we all feel it.
    I am so grateful to women everywhere and a special place in my heart for the women in the U.S. May we keep connecting for more LOVE of ourselves, which for me means for all of us.

  • Lesley illingworth October 11, 2016, 4:14 pm

    Thank you!!!! What an inspiration and anything that has me giggling is so important. Your book is so important in this world. Bright blessings
    Lesley

  • SG Suzy October 11, 2016, 3:56 pm

    YES!! I’ve been feeling more and more excited as I watch the consequences of Trump’s comments rippling out….. the word pussy on tv for one thing… and in a context of standing up for women! This morning while walking to work I became aware of what felt to me like a giant energetic wave of pussy juice washing over the planet and our consciousness. It feels to me like the power of pussy has just seeded a leap forward in our evolution, and I’m looking forward to seeing more and more of her power showing up in the world. xo

  • Holly October 11, 2016, 3:42 pm

    Thank you Regina for this fabulous article!!
    I am so happy these creeps like the Donald and Cosby are getting called out. Thanks. It’s time for the feminine to reign!!

  • Simone Butler October 11, 2016, 3:31 pm

    Love the divine timing with this fiery Aries Full Moon approaching! Just featured your fabulous work on my blog, Regena. http://astroalchemy.com/aries-full-moon-reclaiming-p-word/. And telling everyone I know to buy your essential book!

  • Michele Kaye October 11, 2016, 3:14 pm

    Tomorrow night we are starting our Pussy book club, 9 of us amazing women meeting in my garden room for an hour to discuss Chapter 1. Just wanted you to know we have all bought the book, reading it and are coming together to share and learn and brag and have fun 😉

  • Daven Lee October 11, 2016, 2:22 pm

    Love this call to empowerment! In your paragraph under “To those of us growing up in our patriarchal culture, pussies themselves are terrifying” you forgot to mention that women are now getting surgery to change the look of their pussies to conform to some kind of male/pornographic ideal–without any understanding of the complexity, responsiveness and sensitivity of their anatomy–not to mention their beauty and individuality.

  • Dana October 11, 2016, 1:38 pm

    I am so glad to hear so many of my thoughts vocalized. I am ready!!!

    I see you all and your journey.

    I accept and move forward with radiance and grace.

    Thank you !!! Nothing but the best for us all.

    Dana

  • Jen October 11, 2016, 1:34 pm

    I totally had the thought yesterday that there are no coincides! I believe that your book totally opened the floodgates to make this recent event happen with the Donald. Wow! So much power!

    • Jen October 11, 2016, 1:34 pm

      I meant coincidences 🙂

  • Lettie October 11, 2016, 1:29 pm

    Yes, I was shocked by what DJT said and how he said it, but what I loved even more is how the media outlets covered the story and the vast majority did NOT edit the word Pussy. I’ve been giddy every time someone spoke the word pussy or left it fully spelled out in articles.
    I’m only 25% into this book, and I am ecstatic that Pussy is rising in the mainstream conversation and being used openly. It is being reclaimed!! I couldn’t be more excited 🙂

  • SierraSullivan October 11, 2016, 1:01 pm

    YES YES YES! Regena- I and hundreds of thousands of others (as you know) STAND with you. You are the force that is opening the way. There are revolutions happening within this revolution and your timing and GPS is SO perfect.

    What I know for sure is that it is time for women to reclaim all that is ours to claim. To stand side by side with the men in our lives who hold the flame of the divine masculine to emerge in our lifetimes in PARTNERSHIP with the divine feminine. Not divide.

    It’s no accident that we are watching the macrocosm of the out- dated, played out “battle” between the sexes taking place in our election.

    Regardless of voting preference or political stance, what is happening with Hillary and Donald is a representation in all it’s ugly glory of what is happening in the microcosm… daily for women. In bars, in relationships, in the boardroom, in the bedroom, in parenting, in our paychecks, in Hollywood, in churches… almost everywhere.

    Until we can love ourselves and each other as fiercely as we love our children, we will continue to see this ugliness reign.

    The School of Womanly Arts is a pillar of hope for all of us. A stand for sisterhood and a stand for Pussy!

    Today (and every day) I reclaim my own, and I stand with thousands of women who are doing the same. The liberation begins WITHIN sisters. And we cannot do it alone. #Pussy4President

    • Michelle Dwyer October 11, 2016, 1:42 pm

      Beautifully said! I keep thinking about all the powerful women and awesome men who love them in my life–my dad, my husband, my girlfriends’ husbands, my male friends. We can do this, y’all!

  • Signe Ruddy October 11, 2016, 12:36 pm

    We are a world where “pussy grabbing” is beginning to lose it’s hold.
    We are here now in this moment:
    where all appears affray and so cold
    With fear in the forefront
    A nourished soul appears, prospers
    presents then grows.
    Another and another stronger
    One a top another

  • Isabella October 11, 2016, 12:32 pm

    When Robin Williams was interviewed for “Inside the Actor’s Studio” he was asked what his favorite word was. He smiled and said, with reverance and awe “pussy.” I remember this because I was a young mother, 20 years ago. It shocked me, but I loved it at the same time. He knew what a pussy is and he honored it, and many men thought it was a raunchy joke but I saw it as an affirmation of his deep respect for the perfection of God’s gift to humanity. I thank all the smart, funny, loving women who are brave enough to use this word for themselves.

  • Jean October 11, 2016, 12:22 pm

    Hallelujah
    Synchronistic
    Well overdue
    … the end of the GOP/Patriarchy
    …the beginning of divine feminine taking back what is HERS … personally & globally uniting all humanity to a respectful order of balancing the fem/masc in ALL of us

  • Bobbie October 11, 2016, 12:20 pm

    Thank you Mama Gena!! I was so looking forward to your response to the Donald’s statements and your response was fantastic. The new book is great and I bought a copy for a friend who is raising a very empowered daughter. She is really enjoying the book as well. 🙂 Love and hugs to you!!

  • Kim October 11, 2016, 12:14 pm

    This just makes me feel soooooooooo excited about reclamation of the feminine. Yesssssssssssssssssssss! DT was taken down by Pussy. Can’t grab this…

  • Stephanie Marrone October 11, 2016, 12:09 pm

    YES and YES for this incredibly beautiful and powerful piece gorgeous MG. I have never been more proud, and honored to know you, and experience you. What really are LOVE in ACTION in all ways. You are a wake-up call for all Sisters to not only stand for their own love and pleasure, but for us to stand and unite together. Thank you for PUSSY….A Reclamation…..Who would have predicted, that years later, I would get the wake-up call. Love you to the moon and back.

  • Caroline Day October 11, 2016, 12:03 pm

    Women are taking charge of “pussy” as Blacks took charge of “nigger”. Sticks n stones….

  • Erin October 11, 2016, 12:00 pm

    I am loving the ironic timing of these divergent/convergent public conversations about women’s power center. The Divine Feminine has a great sense of humor!! I said just yesterday on fb that we will someday soon be thanking Trump for his role in uniting women and like-minded men in a celebration of the Divine Feminine. What better poster child for the final days of the Patriarchy.

  • Laurie M October 11, 2016, 11:59 am

    Also soon as I heard it, I said to myself “wow…does he ever have perfect timing”. And I knew that this had all been engineered by the Universe. Your timing truly is perfect and elegant, Regena 😉
    Love you…Laurie Mayer <3

    • Jane Wulf October 11, 2016, 1:21 pm

      I had the same response. Synchronicity!

  • Ruby Red October 11, 2016, 11:55 am

    The word “pussy” is now where the word “queer” was 20 years ago: predominantly a terrible slur to be used as a weapon in a hateful attack. However, the word pussy, like queer, was still occasionally used lovingly by insiders, the people who are queer or have pussies. There are now Queer Studies departments in universities! This is not a merely a story of word usage changing, but of deep and tremendous social change brought about by the amazing activism of brave LGBT people and allies. May we all, inspired by Mama Gena, commit to some serious, brave, deep feminist activism to reclaim our power as women, and re-create a world where Pussy is revered. This will be the first book in the “Pussy Studies Department!”

    • Michelle Dwyer October 11, 2016, 1:39 pm

      Yes! Exactly! Love this!!!

  • Elsa Weber October 11, 2016, 11:40 am

    Talk about an idea whose time has come! So thrilled by the synchronicity of this all. I have been trying to navigate through the toxic waters of right wing family members who wrap themselves in a cloak of deceptive and false religiosity for my entire life. Now all the venom and cruelty is being exposed for what it is. May these sick woman and nature-hating ideas be flushed out like a giant psychic boil and may we heal and purify and usher in a new era of honoring all that is sacred.

  • Katharine Hill October 11, 2016, 11:39 am

    So proud to have received my two signed copies at your book launch! Who knew they will become part of election history. As I wrote to you previously, I was so engrossed in reading your fabulous book on the train home that the conductor had to tell me to get off. Luckily I was going to the last stop. The universe certainly got this right. You couldn’t have asked for better publicity. GPS guidance all the way XXXOOO

  • Debra Schneider October 11, 2016, 11:35 am

    LOVE the timing
    SO SO grateful that Donald finally used his foul mouth for a great purpose!!

    TO PROMOTE PUSSY!!!!

  • Karen Fitzgerald October 11, 2016, 11:20 am

    Regena, I laughed my ass off last night when I scrolled my newsfeed on FB. You and your PUSSY book are in the Washington Post! The GPS so has this! Who knew it would be in the form of the Donald? Then when I saw that some Barnes and Noble stores are stacking it right next to his book, I was tickled beyond belief. May you and your message SOAR! xo Glitzy

  • Michelle Dwyer October 11, 2016, 11:16 am

    Your email/post could not have arrived at a better time. Thank you for articulating so well what I have been trying to say for the past few days. I just engaged with a male FB “friend” the past 36 hours trying to explain all this to him. He wanted to engage in petty politics and lots of “he did it too” or “she’s done worse” rhetoric. I kept coming back to the fact that this is BIGGER than politics, bigger than Trump. He’s shined a light on this shadow in our culture, the way the masculine/feminine is out of alignment, the ways in which women have been treated for years (dare we say centuries?). A great hashtag a friend shared with me is #pussygrabsback! That’s right! Thank you Mama Gena!

  • Amanda Clarke October 11, 2016, 11:16 am

    It makes me both sad and happy to read today’s entry. So much more change is needed but THIS (your book, this movement) is a great start.

    Thank you Mama Gena!

  • Rae October 11, 2016, 11:14 am

    Perfect title and perfect timing!!!! Love you Regena and everything you stand for!! xoxo

  • abbie October 11, 2016, 11:10 am

    Mama Gena, your words speak for so many of us and we are most grateful! I’ve lived 62 years of a powerful pussy life. It hasn’t been easy. Some of the meanest ones have been other women. Really looking forward to checking out your book. Thanks!

    • Anna Rounseville October 11, 2016, 11:37 am

      You’re going to love it! Trust. 😀

  • Wise One October 11, 2016, 11:10 am

    Oh please, I’ve heard a lot of women use the word in a very derogatory way. It isn’t just men. I find it offensive no matter who says it. It’s not that I think that Trump is great or that just because Hillary is a woman. If people think that because she is a woman, that’s a reason to vote for her, then they are certainly no informed. To me neither one is a good choice for our country.

    • Michelle Dwyer October 11, 2016, 11:20 am

      She actually specifically addresses that women too use this word as a put down, so I’m confused about your comment. She also isn’t talking about who to vote for. And she isn’t saying the term is offensive all by itself. Her new book is called Pussy. What I hear her saying is that the context of the word as a put-down is changing when we take the word back and imbue it with the beautiful power of the feminine, stand in our power, and claim all that is ours.

      • Ruby Red October 11, 2016, 11:32 am

        Yes, Michelle, that’s what I heard too.

    • Ann October 11, 2016, 4:18 pm

      It’s a shame that enlightened women so carelessly confuse what Trump SAID with an actual sexual assault. He came on to a woman, got rebuffed, and backed off. That’s hardly a sexual assault. He said when you’re a star they just let you, and THEY DO. Sexual assault comes from a place of anger and insecurity deep inside of a man. Woman are also very guilty of not being direct with men because “they don’t want to hurt his feelings.” Stand firm on your yes or no with men. I’m not dismissing true sexual assault, but this isn’t it.

    • JamesDinsmore October 16, 2016, 5:02 am

      U said it all.Beutifull
      I applaud.

      JAMES D.

  • Dimitra Doupi October 11, 2016, 11:06 am

    Pussy is out! I used the word with glee for the first time on my Facebook wall. I was asked often in bed to name it, and use it for the pleasure of whichever lover I happened to be with and each time I cringed. Not for the word and my speaking it but for the implied demand to satisfy, not my lover or myself (which I had and have every intention to do), but his at the moment version of what sexy talk is.
    My body, my pussy and my heart and soul loudly protested the demand.
    And then I heard myself speak the words that released my joy.
    “I am here for me. I am here for me and you, with you. I am here to connect and share so much more than my pussy. I want to do so without instruction or demand. I want to do so because it feels good to feel good and share that with you. ”
    Pussy is out and so are all the possibilities for joy and pleasure and conversation and even fear, confusion, anger. I am glad it is all hanging out for all to see. For all to witness their thoughts, their feelings, their beliefs, their trajectories and choices, out in the open air. Thank you to all who share in this unfolding♡

  • Kelli October 11, 2016, 11:06 am

    I already feel myself reclaiming the power of my pussy, just from reading your blog! Cheers!

  • Tris Ann October 11, 2016, 11:03 am

    Perfect tititle. Perfect timing. Can’t wait to read your book! Congratulations….

  • Sherrie October 11, 2016, 10:59 am

    I heard about your book on Hay House Radio and thrilled I did! I purchased a copy for myself and my daughter right away! My sister quickly purchased her copy and we shared in pussy conversation just yesterday at lunch and toasted to our GPS! Thank you for bringing ‘pussy’ out and helping empower women!

  • elizabeth October 11, 2016, 10:46 am

    First and foremost, HUGE congrats and rose petals to you Regena for birthing this book. I am loving it, it is indeed life changing and I too am uber grateful to Donald who has now been trumped. The GPS’ timing is perfect: Hel-LO, your book comes out and she uses Donald to further the point. Too brilliant! And… all this at the very moment Hilary is on deck to be the first woman president of the United States. If this confluence of events does not give is faith in the divine intelligence of Pussy I don’t know what does. Carry on brilliant, courageous one!

    • Sister Goddess Astra October 11, 2016, 6:51 pm

      AMEN!

  • Nai`a NEWLIGHT October 11, 2016, 10:39 am

    Pussy rules! And, we grab back.

  • Dolores October 11, 2016, 10:38 am

    At the college where I teach, I hear students use in word pussy as an insult. I set them straight. To anyone who believes pussy is weak, I say to that person or group, “You don’t know dick about pussy.” I then lecture my student in using the correct word to describe or classify someone who is weak, vulnerable or fearful. I tell them that pussy is not to be used to denigrate or insult. It’s one of the few times that I see them take notes in English.

    • Lanette Harley October 12, 2016, 6:51 pm

      I am confused. You can say “dick” as if that has no intent to insult. But to go on whining about “pussy”?

  • Melissa Claverie October 11, 2016, 10:38 am

    Thanks Mama Gena! Can’t wait to check out your Pussy! And pass on the brilliance to my little girl. I am proud to be a part of the Awakening and the conversation!

  • Sara Vos October 11, 2016, 10:35 am

    Yay!! so glad to see that this national conversation is happening right at the time of your book launch!!! the time is NOW to restore the temple! thank you, Mama Gena!! <3

  • Jessica Isadora October 11, 2016, 10:35 am

    Happy to be here, from Washington DC.
    -Jessica Isadora

    • mama gena October 11, 2016, 1:26 pm

      i have chills from these glorious comments. who can believe that the GOP candidate is the publicist for #pussyareclamation?