Monday, October 18, 2010

You're Either a Pimp or a Ho- Monday Guest Post!

Introducing Marie from O 4 Her as she explains the meaning behind Pimps and Hos...

I recently heard that phrase come out of the mouth of Kevin "KB" Blatt, the infamous ringleader behind the Paris Hilton Sex Tape. OK, that makes sense coming from him, but he was referring to everyone - including the rest of us "normal" folks. Huh? Now, me being the "fearsome goddess that doesn't like to be told what to do" type, my initial reaction was, “Oh hell no, douchebag!” I mean, no misogynist dude is gonna try and say this applies to me! Or to the other strong women in the world! Or for that matter, the many men in the world with integrity and respect for women! Pimps and Hos? I don't think so, Neanderthal.

But then I started thinking about it (I know, I do that sometimes!) Just for shits and giggles, let's take the analogy deeper than the traditional roles of male and female. Basically what he was saying is that you are either someone who makes the rules, or someone who has to play by those rules, right? This got me to thinking some more. And Googling. Turns out, KB (as usual) was using borrowing someone else's concept.

Enter Ghettophysics. It's a movie. Based on a book. About how we are all either pimps or hos. And with limited releases this month across the country, Ghettophysics has been getting generally positive reviews. Probably because from the looks of it, there might actually be some intelligence behind it all.

You're either a pimp or a ho. At first glance, it seems a little "black and white" (by the way, as much as I enjoy a good pun, this was not intended to be one this time!), and we all know the world don't work like that. But then maybe these terms don't have to work like that either. What if we said that, regardless of your sex, you could be both a pimp and a ho, in various shades at various times. You're roles in the world, the roles you choose, the roles you are given, determine your relative pimp-ness or ho-ness. Cubicle job: ho. CEO: pimp. Average citizen: ho. Congressman/woman: pimp. Churchgoer: ho. Priest: pimp. I'm starting to see the relevance.

I could go on, but I'm pretty sure you get my drift. And I'm pretty much all done thinking for today....*exhale*. OK, I lied - I have one last thought. I love the fact that some of us women have begun to claim the terms "bitch" and "ho" for our own. As strong women, we can say these words and own them. Way to go, bitches! And now it's time to bring it to the next level. Go out and take control of your decisions. Be a bitch, be a ho, AND be a pimp!

1 comment:

  1. Damn, I wish I could find that book on! :D
    But, while looking, I found THIS GEM: Cooking with Coolio!