JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Maya Emmett, author of Pussywhipped: The Emasculation of Humanity
Pussywhipped: The Emasculation of Humanity is a stinging in-depth look at the abuse of aggressive anger and its malignant effects on society. This highly controversial, politically incorrect work defends good men and their rights as fathers… infuriates unenlightened women, especially male-bashers… and champions the rights and needs of our children.
As author Maya Emmett reflects on major life-changing events in her personal life with extensive updates, she passionately explores the role of religion, the victims of victims, the true nature of Woman and so much more. Experience varying degrees of emotional highs and lows as she fearlessly delves into the truth of our struggles to peacefully coexist, culminating with a thought-provoking love poem, which speaks to the soul of every man from the untainted spirit of every woman. New for 2017, from an enlightened man, is a beautiful complementary poem to the “hopeful” romantic in every woman.
Of note, this book was first published in 2000, under the reluctantly revised title, Killing Adam, due to widespread censorship on the Internet. After enduring constant publisher blunders and unethical actions, as well as blatant plagiarism, Maya severed ties and pulled it from the market. Through the years, however, she’s been encouraged to get it back on the market and finally made the decision to update and republish this work but with its original title, Pussywhipped. She believes the timing is right, considering the heightened awareness of the incendiary state of gender politics in this country, and its far-reaching effects on our society, especially our children.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Pussywhipped: The Emasculation of Humanity?
Maya Emmett: My dad. Starting at a very early age, my mother began telling me awful things about men, but I knew she had to be wrong. Of the three of us, I was the “why” child. I had to know the answer, the truth, to everything I overheard and read.
I drove my mom nuts with “whys.” And my observations as a mere child, teen, and young adult, screamed that not “all men are dogs,” as she insisted. So I studied. Researched. Prayed for the truth.
Paradoxically, my mother was the one to tell me that a one-page composition about my perspective was meant to be a book. That shocked me, but I started the process, which started in the late 80s.
JP: What sets Pussywhipped apart from other books in the same genre?
ME: Joey, I’m not sure, except I can assume that based on feedback from several readers, telling my story throughout Pussywhipped , was deemed as extremely courageous. That characterization shot over my head because I did not (and still do not) view that sharing as a brave act.
My heart- and soul-felt belief was that if I can share my truth with others in a sincere and spiritual–not religious–manner, maybe a few, if not many, could be positively affected by my perspective. And this is exactly that… “my perspective” with supporting evidence, which included surveying several men.
This journey was gut-wrenching, Joey, so it proved to be a cathartic experience. As a multiple rape and abuse survivor, I did not want to hate. I did not want to become what happened to me. I’m an overcomer and this book is a testament to the Higher power, within myself, I harnessed to wear that badge.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Pussywhipped getting out to the public?
ME: Persistence and trust. Even though I endured a lot of setbacks, unethical actions by previous publishers, and extensive plagiarism, I persisted. Actually, I was compelled, not just encouraged, not to give in, give up. “It” wanted to be written and it nagged me until I released all that was imparted to me. All I learned.
Then I had to “trust” the process, having faith that this was given to me to give to others willing to listen; and that releasing it as it was meant to be released, will mean that the process of divine release will take it from here.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Pussywhipped?
ME: Well, that goes back to being a “why” baby, and at 64, I have not changed. I’ve been a researcher for what seems like forever, living a “need to know” existence. So I seek/answer whys one at a time, and very often, they mesh/morph into works of poetry, or books. I am not a prolific writer, however, but when the muse strikes, I listen, rather obey.
Usually, what is produced proves to be yet another cathartic experience. As I mentioned above, I started work on this in the late ’80s. After 15 years of research, surveys, and observations, I had a full-length work, and was then pushed to let it go because I could have continued writing and editing. (I’m an obsessive perfectionist.)
This 2017 edition of Pussywhipped is, therefore, an update and, of course, I added to my knowledge and insights based on more research and observations over the past 17 years. Whew! I’m tired just thinking about all that.
JP: What’s next for Maya Emmett?
ME: Speaking of catharsis, I started another work after a curious open vision, and once I started listening to my muse and writing, I learned it was an opened pathway to yet another cathartic journey. I’ve been hesitant more often than not because I did/do not want my protagonist to suffer my most painful experiences, even though she overcomes–that word again–in the end.
But, I must tell you that this is as strange a process as my other works because it, too, writes itself, and that scares me. But even more so because the fear is intensified. Why, you may ask? Because I will be writing contrary to acceptable rules, which means I am called upon to be fearless.
So it’s back to listening and obeying, but I’m a stubborn writer when there’s pain. I may or may not complete it, even though beta readers are adamant that it must be written and published. We shall see.
“To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.” ~ Plato