pimp is a dirty word! you are so out of line! diaf!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011In response to a comment aimed at me that I found whilst googling my own challenge this morning:
This person says that words are not “just words”. That, creating and participating in a challenge called “Pimp My Pride” shows little regard for the well-being of others and little awareness of the truly horrific conditions that trafficked sex workers experience around the world.
She said my challenge contributes to the normalization and acceptance of forced sexual labour. She compared it to encouraging people to bring back slavery. She said my challenge is equally inappropriate and disrespectful.That I glorify “pimping”, but refuse to educate myself about human trafficking and make a donation to the UN’s Global Initiativeto fight it.
The point! yes, missed it you have! Conclusions, yes, you have jumped to them. Yes, I found it on google, not spark, so I am not addressing a spark member, I am just responding to one of the many concerns elsewhere on the internet concerning my challenge
PIMP - originally an acronym for Put In My Pocket, or in other words, ‘I’ve decided to own this’
-Later used to define a person who sells women for sexual favors (cue uproar from the uneducated, the blinded conservative, everyone that really wants to be angry, and everyone who loves to be offended).
-***Most recently used to commend objects or people.***
Ex: Popular Television Show, “PIMP MY RIDE”, in which deserving members of the community, who regularly contribute to its betterment, that have fallen on hard times are rewarded by having their vehicle given a makeover, specifically one that is tailored to their efforts in their neighborhoods, ie teachers are given mobile offices to take their students outside for teaching, coaches given sporting equipment and storage room as well as the means to instruct outdoors, and the list goes on. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it and customizing it.
My challenge is about taking one body in poor condition and restoring it and customizing it, because the owner of that body puts a lot of effort and love into their communities and they deserve to have a body strong enough to help them instead of hold them back.
So come yell in my face again about how this challenge is vulgar and condescending to women. And I will tell you that you have lost touch with pop culture and no longer understand that the word ‘pimp’ is no longer just a slang abbreviation for sex trafficking manager… just like ‘cool’ is not simply the temperature of your sugar and fat packed fridge.
Stop worrying so much about a word in a title and think, for one friggin second about the fact that people are mobilizing by the hundreds to exercise…and all you can do is whine, judge, complain, yell, hinder, discourage, HATE and point your little angry sausages at me.
I was an victim of assault slightly over 2 months ago (the length of this challenge) and this challenge is going to (hopefully) help me take back my power and confidence, help me heal from the hell of all of it, help me regain my sense of safety and the ablity to protect myself… and anyone that decides to throw sexual trafficking statistics in my face… well…. have I got a story to tell you. (that is, if you know how to listen in private as well as you can blast in public). AND next time im somewhere and need to beat someone up or climb or run away…. I will be able to handle business. And that dude will be injured. Although standing in an alley screaming I Dare You To Mug Me might not be the smartest minigoal to handle in a challenge.
Im sorry that my personal attempts at righting a wrong that was done to me this summer, is causing your underwear to wedge itself so uncomfortably in your derriere, that you find the need to blog about me and my unhealthy view of sexual abuse and my unconventional means of getting healthy, strong and fit… on sparkpeople, on wordpress, on tumblr, on blogspot, on blogger, on Facebook, on del.ic.io.us, etc… I know you think you are being cute, screaming my name where you think I cant hear you, tearing apart my character…
Can I ask you something? Like… a serious question.
The more people complain about me… the higher my chances grow of being permanently banned from sparkpeople. Now… we all know that not all people are motivated by the same things, God/Big Bang created/shaped us all as indivuduals and our experiences since then have guaranteed so.
So my question is, why is it so very important to you, that I be banned? Why is it so important to you that myself, and everyone similar enough to me to get results from the kind of motivation that Im pimping out… is wiped out?
Why is there an entire sect of humanity that you hate and that you want to see fail?
Really.. why are you so mean?
I welcome you to join this challenge and update the vehicle you ride around in all the time…your body.