WHY NEXT TUESDAY?
We know what you're thinking.
"Next Tuesday" sounds an awful lot like, "See you next Tuesday." Which is a sly way to say "C-U-Next-Tuesday." Are we dumb enough to miss that?
Nope. It's intentional. We're cheeky like that.
First off, elections are on Tuesday. So we BETTER see you then.
Next, we're embracing "the C-Word."
Traditionally, the word "cunt" has been a term reserved only for the worst insults. Merriam-Webster defines it as an "usually disparaging and obscene" term for a woman or an "offensive way to refer to a woman" in the U.S. It has been described by language scholars as "the most heavily tabooed word of all English words" and "the only word that can still provide shock value."
Think of the power behind that statement. A word referring to female anatomy is the most taboo of all words in the English language. This is either extremely empowering or extremely sad; we haven't decided which.
We have decided that we are tired of feminine-bashing insults like cunt, bitch, ice queen, shrew, and whore. We can't stand women being labeled as "difficult" for practicing sound, decisive business strategy. We're sick of seeing female political leaders systematically dismantled and discredited for being "too much." We're disgusted by the surge of anti-female hatred emerging from the far corners of the internet. We've had it with people who don't take female leaders seriously. And we're straight up DONE with seeing successful women like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Meryl Streep, Erin Andrews, Emma Watson, Condolezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, Ariana Huffington, and Megyn Kelly called bitches, whores, and cunts for their unapologetic intellect, strength, courage, and ferocious empowerment, while demonstrating unrelenting poise and class.
So, he're to embracing this "so-called" insult. We wear it with pride. When you embrace a word, you take away it's power. And by taking away its power, we take away one more insult people can hurl in our direction; one more way we're shamed for being female.
We have work to do.
We'll See You Next Tuesday.