We’re taking “pussy” back cuz we like it! The word “vagina” comes from the latin word for “sword holder.” We are not down with the idea that vaginas exist as objects of service to penises. Also, “vagina” only refers to the canal. When we refer to the canal, we still call it “vagina.” If we call the whole thing a “vagina,” we ignore a bunch of other important parts, including everything you see on the outside and the clitoris which is made of the same tissues as a penis, about the same size as one, and responsible for our orgasms. (We wish we didn’t have to refer back to penises to make this point about how important the clitoris is!) If we call it a “vulva” we ignore the vagina and everything else inside. So, we’re using “pussy” to mean the whole thing.
We, Pussypedia’s founders, are cisgender women. The origins of the site are in our own curiosities about our genitals and a serious lack of accessible, accurate information about them. The site’s focus on genitalia aims to address this specific information gap, not to suggest that this part of the body defines sex or gender.