I would like to take this opportunity to snitch on my 19 year old brother, hoping that the elder one does the right thing and doesn’t snitch on me. *makes gang signs*
So there is this term that he and his boys use to describe females they most probably would not introduce to their mothers.
Now it took asking to know what they were talking about because conversations would go, ‘You guy, will there be panyaz?’ or ‘Hebu come through with some panyaz!’ or ‘Check out that panya.’ Then I was casually told it’s equivalent to ‘shorties’.
A panya is a rat people. A RAT!
Fine, maybe it may have been coined from hood rat- the explanation given did not add up. That’s even beside the point. They are clearly amused by this term used for a specific calibre of females. The feminist in me wants to rise up in arms, or words, and let them know how wrong and degrading and blah blah blah all this is but I know better. If I do so and storm off my brother will go, ‘Eh! Is how you are PMSing for us here? Hebu leave!’ I know this because he’s told me this before.
Yes, he loves me still *brushes tear off cheek*
But before you judge him harshly, he’s a pretty good kid going through this severe disease we call puberty, so allow him his errors. For now, that is.
When I first learned the meaning of the word I was about to go into a feminist/humanity hole but before jumping into the void it occurred to me that this world is a lot of nice things, and a lot of bad things, like is unfair, rotten with a touch of inhuman.
- Unfair: these females didn’t ask to be labelled a rodent, but here we are.
- Rotten: okay, so a boy calls you a panya… why? ‘Oh! But a girl should be allowed to dress how they please and sleep with whomever they want and act however they want and not be called a name!’ Refer to number one.
- Inhuman: I won’t talk about Al Shabaab and ISIS, I’ll talk about the economic giants who’ve advanced their nation at the expense of a man on an ocean island who now wonders what property he’ll leave for his grandchildren because a portion of it is now underwater. Oh and the guy who penetrates a female when they are nearly comatose from drinking too much booze.
Global warming aside, only a handful of people care about you. The rest will do whatever the hell they want.
It can be rough out here people!
I don’t even have a conclusion to this panya business because I’m sure that the back of their (my bro and his friends) minds they know it’s not cool. Plus we will have people read this post and chuckle. So how can anyone be helped here, really?
PS: He really isn’t a bad kid. If anything he can make better food than your boyfriend or girlfriend. Let me know if you want to hire a chef.