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AIBU to start a thread discussing the word Cunt?

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FeegleFion Mon 17-Jun-13 19:29:17

I know before I start, that there will be a lot of you who really disagree with using the word Cunt.

I want to start a discussion about it, as I personally, feel that using the word in a positive manner is to be encouraged.

I am from Glasgow and I use/ have always used the word as a term of affection "You're a good wee cunt you".

I wanted to start this thread because I have just come across the following on a Women's Rights forum and I really hope to change negative opinion and association:


*Considered to be the most vile, obscene and vulgar 'swear word' in the English language, the word 'Cunt' in the vernacular means vagina.
As if that is not indication enough why it is considered so vile in the vagina-hating Patriarchy, the word itself was originally a term of respect and reverence for a powerful, spiritually enlightened woman.*

*'Cunt' derives from 'Kunda' or 'Cunti', the Oriental Great Goddess.
She was the Great Yoni of the Universe, where all life came from and to where all life returned for renewal.*

From this same word came the words country, kin and kind.

So, for your delectation, rumination and reasoned discussion, I give you, the word _Cunt_ discuss.

Toadinthehole Tue 18-Jun-13 21:41:06

I can't say I mind that. Bloody-mindedness is too common to be offensive.

curlew Tue 18-Jun-13 20:20:37

"I can think of much worse things than being called a "cunt".

Such as "having no sense of humour"."

Or "completely missing the point"?

Toadinthehole Tue 18-Jun-13 19:35:33

I can think of much worse things than being called a "cunt".

Such as "having no sense of humour".

THERhubarb Tue 18-Jun-13 14:07:12

Dunno yet, still writing it and hope to send it off today. Will PM you when it's published.

Don't ever let your children join any kind of chat room, no matter how "safe" they say it is. There is no such thing. Here's what I discovered about MovieStarPlanet

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 14:01:09

Ooh, yeas, I will do! When?

THERhubarb Tue 18-Jun-13 13:57:13

Feegle, just read my blog when it's published smile

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 13:51:38

Oh THERhubarb I'm now going to have to investigate Habbo Hotel.

I just feel sad that we had a good bit of back and forth going for a bit before we were interrupted. confused

THERhubarb Tue 18-Jun-13 13:23:36

Feegle - you have truly been embraced in the bosom of Mumsnet!

You know you've arrived when someone goes to the effort of stalking you. Abusive PM are also fun.

THERhubarb Tue 18-Jun-13 13:21:47

Did I miss summat?

Just finished researching Habbo Hotel for an article on internet safety. It ain't pretty. It makes you despair that there are so many paedos and creeps out there.

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 13:03:42

Katy I am not African American (or , in fact, any BME group).

I am White British, therefore, the word is not in my personal vocabulary, for use, however, I am we'll aware that it is used by some people of colour. grin

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 18-Jun-13 12:53:27

Feegle, lots of African Americans call one another "nigger" in an affectionate way. It in no way dispels the ugliness of the word, and only confuses stupid white people, who wonder why they can't use it, either.

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 11:52:29

I do love haribo shock

Sheshelob Tue 18-Jun-13 11:51:21

<eyes Feegle suspiciously>

Are YOU the sweet-stealing feminist?

<twists moustache a la Poirot>

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 11:49:03

I feel quite 'honoured' in a weird sort of way...confused

No idea what I've done that was so exceptional to merit this but I've obviously hit a nerve.

Sheshelob Tue 18-Jun-13 11:44:53

That would make sense because the only comment I made on that thread was to nod at MoC, up to her old tricks again.

Curiouser and curiouser...

<fashions sock into puppet, while artfully mistreating her feminist horse>

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 11:37:30

I know most of you weren't privileged enough to bear witness to MurderOfCrows delightful musings and personal attacks aimed at me, but...

...BusinessOfFerrets ? hmm

Personal attacks, aimed at me? hmm

Using exact phrases to attack me (nauseating and Triumvirate)?

Is it only me who thinks this is too much of a coincidence to be coincidental?

Sheshelob Tue 18-Jun-13 11:28:41

You can have my spot in the triumvirate, curlew. I iz busy riding my high horse.

<attempts some showy trotting>

A woman attacking feminists and then talking about her lovely tits in a thread is the funniest shit I have ever read.

Forget cunts - boob obsession completely mystifies me.

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 11:19:41

I really don't understand why anyone thinks I'd be offended by that description. confused

curlew Tue 18-Jun-13 11:16:48

<looks at Triumvirate. Feels left out. Is it because I is a Crone?>

FeegleFion Tue 18-Jun-13 11:16:36

You obviously know me well. Is that where you 'stole' nauseating from? And the Triumvirate? Did you need to google that?

And the thread you are referring to my stealing the idea for this thread from wasn't actually a Nigella thread.

The only attention seeker here is <looks around> you! grin

Oh and I'm pretty sure you can leave Shelob out of your attacks.


BusinessOfFerrets Tue 18-Jun-13 11:14:14

Did I say 'ALL' feminists? Nope. Please read more carefully. Bye for now.

Sheshelob Tue 18-Jun-13 11:13:28

I AM delightful, though.

Sheshelob Tue 18-Jun-13 11:12:51

Um, I wasn't part of any triumvirate. Except the holy one.

Business - did a feminist steal your sweets?

BusinessOfFerrets Tue 18-Jun-13 11:12:42

...I'm about to get on a plane from Prague after having had donor egg IVF. I will rejoin you lovelies in a few hours smile

curlew Tue 18-Jun-13 11:11:14

Oh, god, I really don't understand now!

We now have somebody simultaneously saying that using "cunt" as an insult is misogynist and shouldn't be done and that feminists are aggressive and attentions seeking.

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