The term pussies isn't the problem, the exclusionary meaning of it is. Knickers, culottes, thongs, I'm good with it. No prude here.
What is a camera pussy? Is it someone who knows less than you do? Someone who shoots cats with an iPhone? When that shoot of Isadora Duncan was shot with a Brownie, was the Brownie elevated from being a pussy camera for a few golden hours there? Only to be dumped back in an alley behind the drugstore later, full of crooked overexposed vacation shots?
I know of people who understand the technical aspects of things very well, yet don't create or imagine well, stuck in the inner machinery somehow. They actually read the manuals to their cameras, something I've never done. I'm related to one of those, all his life he's read reviews and bought the best he can and then not used it for long, not explored with it. If he's happy that's great, but he might well buy a Merrill so he wouldn't be a pussy. Does that make sense? His true skill is reading reviews.
I enjoy not being able to afford everything, it forces me to learn to get along with what I have, at one point long ago that was a tatty M2 and some equally beaten used lenses, nothing remotely ebayable or stealable. That camera taught me so much, not as much as you, dear reader, already know, but more than I knew. I loved getting my films back for a while there and seeing what I'd done, it was an adventure of new horizons.
Thanks for the helpful thought NancyP! But I never watch TV, can't stand the sound of it for one thing. I do love horses, though, wonderfully ancient and odd and quirky animals that always seem get my jokes, unlike people. I would never need a whip with one, they'd know what I want and give me what I'd need.