The fact that this word is the most offensive word in the English language is, as a woman, one of the most offensive things to me.(Click here to read the blog entry in its entirety).
I often wonder, surely if you were to be called a cunt, it should be the biggest COMPLIMENT anyone can give you? After all, I am a woman and I am beautiful. I am a woman and my cunt is beautiful. I have a cunt and it is beautiful. Women are beautiful. Cunt is beautiful. Isn't it?
Feminists have spent decades trying to reclaim this charming word yet it still remains a taboo.
I particularly get frustrated when women themselves say "please don't say that word" and by doing this, their ignorance, through no fault of their own leads them to openly accepting these descriptions related to them and thus, accepting that they are too themselves all of the aforementioned. Well, accept this no longer because CUNT IS BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE YOUR CUNT. YOUR CUNT IS YOU. YOUR CUNT IS BEAUTIFUL AND YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. CUNT IS A BEAUTIFUL WORD.
I have always wondered why some women found "the c-word" to be so much more offensive than anything else they could be called. I like the word "cunt".
It's similar to what was written earlier about why we use the word "slut". It's only offensive if you choose to be offended by it. Like "slut", reclaiming the word "cunt" takes the power away from those who would use that word against us.
From Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language:
If women can reclaim the word as part of womenspeak, they can subvert the male-endowed perniciousness of the word. Some feminists argue that "the way to change some of the false and undermining messages is to change the usage of the word. . . . Defuse it, and in doing so we subvert the culture that prescribes negative meanings to words that don't deserve or need them".According to the The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, English words like "cunning" and "ken" (to know) descended from words related to "cunt". In many religions and cultures, the genitals were a symbol of power, knowledge, and wisdom. This is likely how it came to be the word for female genitalia, however it wasn't considered vulgar until more recently (according to Wikipedia's entry on Profanity).
Some women actively cultivate a use of CUNT that they hope will shift usage and attitudes, most especially so that girls don't grow up "believing they possess something disgusting in their bodies and young boys [don't grow up]... believing that what they were born from is the most offensive thing they can call another person."
So when did it become the worst word in the world; that which must not be said; the cruelest thing you can call a woman...? When!?
Maybe part of the reason people take such issue with it is because it's just sooooo female. There's no escaping it or relating it back to men somehow, so the only thing to do is turn it into an insult. And the fact that men will use words like "cunt" and "pussy" to insult each other - and not just women - is also an indication of how masculinity is defined by society. It's not at all okay to be a "feminine" man or to ever say or do anything that might be considered "girly" because that would be weak or lame or gay.
On the flip side, the fact that women are afraid to embrace (or even use) the word goes back to how we are taught all our lives to be self-conscious and basically not proud of beinga woman. So I think it's hard for women to be like, "yeah, I'm a woman, I have a cunt, and fuck you if you don't like it".
I think we should embrace the word "cunt". We should honor it for what it truly is - not a vile person or disgusting thing - but a beautiful, perfect part of our bodies and our sexuality. Having a cunt is one of the main things that makes us women.
From Cunt: A Declaration of Independence:
Based on the criteria that "cunt" can neither be co-opted nor spin-doctored into having a negative meaning, venerable history or not, it's ours to do with what we want. And thanks to versatility and user-friendliness of the English language, "cunt" can be used as an all new woman-centered, cuntlovin' noun, adjective or verb.Say the word outloud.