This post-feminist sexual provocation, analysed by Brian McNair in Striptease Culture , has specifically increased the cultural visibility of the vagina, counteracting the sexist tits-and-ass landscape discussed earlier: Keith Allen and Kate Burridge cite 'cundy' as an early variant of 'conduit', alongside 'cundit', 'kundit', and 'cundut'; they also suggest that 'channel', 'canell', 'canal', and 'kennel' are related to it. The phonetic similarity of 'Count' to 'cunt' is so striking that accidental obscenities abound: These words and phrases all equate the vagina with filth and dirt: The SlutWalk campaign provoked considerable feminist debate, with Gail Dines and Wendy J Murphy arguing that the protesters were fighting a lost cause: He also cites Hungery Cunt, which appears on a military map of Scotland in Cleish, though the name is presumably a mis-spelling of Hungeremout. Emma Rees cites two further cinematic examples:
Lenny Bruce made the point that the social suppression of taboo words such as 'cunt' and 'nigger' serves to perpetuate and increase their power: Gray, Auburn, Ebony, Gold. Chen defines reclamation as "an array of theoretical and conventional interpretations of both linguistic and non-linguistic collective acts in which a derogatory sign or signifier is consciously employed by the 'original' target of the derogation, often in a positive or oppositional sense" See You Next Tuesday is also the title of a play adapted from the film Le Diner De Cons , thus both the play and the film have 'cunt'-related titles. The embracing of pornographic imagery by liberal feminists such as Germaine Greer was fundamentally an attempt to utilise the vagina as a symbol of female empowerment 'cunt-power' or 'pussy-power' , to reverse the cultural position of the vagina as a repulsive and frightening organ.
Cunt: A Cultural History of the C-Word
A feminist pressure-group called 'Cunst', an anagram of 'cunts' and a pun on 'kunst' German for 'art' campaigned in against male domination of the Turner Prize. Later, when it got dark, [a] man wanted to have sex. This linguistic inequality is mirrored by a cultural imbalance that sees images of the vagina obliterated from contemporary visual culture: Not the c-word, a c-word" Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, ; "They definitely had the c-word: Congressional representative Felix Walker, ending a long-winded House of Representatives speech in , insisted that he was "bound to make a speech for Buncombe" Jonathon Green, Mark Mason's novel The C Words discusses 'commitment', 'coupledom', and 'children'. Fundamentally, fear of the vagina leads to its symbolic and linguistic representations being suppressed and its physical characteristics being demonised.
Time Out magazine created posters with the slogan 'See you next Tuesday' in The gay-oriented cosmetics brand FAG: By contrast, however, a more recent case was dismissed when it was ruled that the word 'cunt' did not constitute sexual harassment: According to Pueblo mythology, the Ahaiyute would "break girls' toothed vaginas with false wooden penises" Marta Weigle, The c-word, 'cunt', is perhaps the most offensive word in the English language, and consequently it has never been researched in depth. Cruskunt, Twychecunt, and Bluthercuntesaker.
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