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 [Cissexist comment redacted]
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
First, pusillanimous isn’t even pronounced the same way. We don’t go around calling people pyewsies, so, no.
Second, the purpose of men calling each other “pussies” is to call each other’s manhood into question by comparing them to a (perceived) feminine characteristic, not to question the magnitude of each other’s spirit. So,no.
Third, even if this tortured folk etymology were true… well, how do you think it would have arisen that the genitals most often associated with women ended up being called in slang the same thing that guys call each other to demean each other’s masculine spirit?
This is as big a stretch as suggesting that when people call each other the c-word, it’s really short for “contemptible” and it’s just a coincidence that there’s also a body part that’s called the same thing, spelled and pronounced the same way.