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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The C-Word

I write this with a big smile.... Cunt Cunt Cunt! Yes, I am part of the happy population who enjoys reclaiming words. And Cunt is a damn good one. I've had a lot of help reclaiming this word. There are coloring books, guides, and theater written about this subject- and I am a fan of every piece.

I was inspired to write about the reclaimed cunt after read in Susie Bright's blog that artist and photographer Tee Corinne is dying of cancer. Susie Bright is hosting a fund raiser party for Tee to help with hospital costs. Please attend if you can and buy some of her art! My heart goes out to her as a long time fan.

Tee Corinne is known as a biggie in alt art, and she made the beautiful and hilariously fun Cunt Coloring Book. Crayons have never had such fun. The coloring book is full of line drawings of the beautiful pussy, ready to color however you wish. I've got one on my bookshelf. It was a very thoughtful present from a dear friend.

Then there is the brilliant book, Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio. This book includes musings, manifestos, and healthcare for the essence of femaleness. It's funny, straightforward, romantic, and empowering. It's party hippie-full moon-bare foot and part Oly Riot Grrrl and part Pro-Sex Educator goddess.

Then there's a very famous monologue from the Vagina Monologues. Eve Ensler and a host of celebrities have sounded out the powerful c-word like a orgasmic cry. I saw her perform this in Seattle almost a decade ago, and left the theater shaking. It was truly delightful.

I googled the word cunt, and was pleased to find that the top entry was a definition from the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. I love this part of their definition:

The word cunt is related to the word cunning and conduit. It is thought that "cunt" has been changed from a word meaning female knowledge and power into an insultby a deeply sexest patriarchal european church. The word may come from 'the great goddess cunti or kunda'

Take home your very own cunt, or Pussy Pillow, from the best Mother / Daughter company I know, Bad Mimi! Bad Mimi is an amazing entrepreneur who imports shimmery fabric from India to make her pillows of cunti love.

Lastly, celebrate your own cunt or the cunt closest to you with a big fat orgasm. 'Nuff said.


At 5/17/2006 5:45 AM, Ravenswing said...

I always find it interesting to watch people quote sections of text which 'back up their argument'. At least you link to the actual Wiki reference.

Cunt is a wonderful piece of Anglo-Saxon and doesn't need all that feminist rigmarole to be 'reclaimed'. Let 'dirty' words be dirty words, because most of them are only any fun because they are dirty words!

Have fun, RW.


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