The reason I ask is because a while back I saw an episode of Rescue Me called “Twat” and was horrified to discover everyone in the episode pronouncing it “twot”. The episode got a few other things wrong as well: the female fire-fighter hated the word and claimed that she’d never met a woman who liked it. Perhaps because she hadn’t met me?
But then, I’m a fan of the word “cunt” as well and you wanna know something else? I’m offended by people who find it offensive.
YEAH THAT’S RIGHT.
Why the fuck is the word cunt so much more offensive than dick or cock? It’s a brilliant and powerful word and just because it’s another word for vagina people are terrified of it. I don’t understand why.
I guess because…it’s the meanest insult? A cunt is a far more despicable person than a dickhead, right? Or are they? Both cunts and dickheads are pretty worthless sorts of people in the grand scheme of things, although a cunt is more likely to be unhappy. Or something.
ETA. I am reading this article right now, which some of you may find interesting:
When used in a reductive, abusive context, female genital terms such as 'cunt' and 'twat' are notably more offensive than male equivalents such as 'prick' and 'cock'. This linguistic inequality is mirrored by a cultural imbalance that sees images of the vagina obliterated from contemporary visual culture: "The vagina, according to many feminist writers, is so taboo as to be virtually invisible in Western culture" (Lynn Holden, 2000). Censorship of both the word 'cunt' and the organ to which it refers is symptomatic of a general fear of - and disgust for - the vagina itself.
Yesterday’s poll revealed that many of you don’t find me describing Smallville as the most retarded show on TV amusing in the least. And you are offended by my icon.
So what am I supposed to do? I *like* calling people cunts if they deserve it and I really do think Smallville is pretty fucking retarded. SIGH.
My mum hates the word “motherfucker”. I guess the reason I love it so hard is because I don’t have kids.
AND that’s all from me.