I wonder how people will take this strip. I’m up in the air on the matter myself. I mean, yes, it is true – by calling someone a pussy, you’re basically calling them a woman. That’s the essence of the insult. So I could see how women would be pissed off about it. On the otherhand, it’s just a piece of slang at this point. Most people using it don’t even think about what they’re saying. It’s just in your mind: pussy is a metaphor for wuss. So sure, you can really look into and say it’s chauvanistic, and it would be hard to argue against that, but at the same time, you can also say it’s a word that has, for the most part, been so adpoted into everyday language that it has lost its true meaning.
This reminds me of another Dustinland strip, the one about saying: “that’s so gay.”
***Note – the strip hit No. 1 on Reddit’s comic page this week.