By Arnold Hatfield for Edw. Fundamentally, fear of the vagina leads to its symbolic and linguistic representations being suppressed and its physical characteristics being demonised. Similar attempts to reclaim other racially abusive terms such as 'paki' notably the PAK1 clothing brand have been equally contentious: The spectre of the vagina dentata is also evident in much of our contemporary slang vocabulary. Another book title, Christopher Frayling's Spaghetti Westerns , was also intended as a positive reappropriation of a negative term:
He also notes that it is not only words that can be reclaimed: 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, It also has vaginal connotations: There was a Malekula yonic spirit that "[drew others] near to it so that it may devour [them]" Erich Neumann, If 'cunt' is repeated ad infinitum, our sense of shock at initially encountering the word is rapidly dispelled. Welcome to TeamCunt Addendum:
Similar terms are 'red c' 'red cunt', a pun on 'Red Sea' and 'open C' 'open cunt'. At the heart of the abusive impact of 'cunt', and the paranoid marginalisation of the vagina, is the implication that the female genitals are disgusting and fearsome: Vagina turns up in the seventeenth century medical texts and comes from the Latin vagina, which means a sheath or a scabbard. Chubby girlfriend with large tits getting smashed from behind by her 9: Inspired by feminist critiques of pornography, some women have become proactive in creating and distributing pro-feminist porn, and are confounding male expectations by turning full-frontal exhibitions of the vagina into acts of empowerment.
Similarly, 'cuniculus', also from 'cunnus', means 'passageway', and was applied to Roman drainage systems. She cautiously acknowledges the potential for feminist reclamation: The editor of the Jewish magazine Heeb intended its title as a transvaluation of the term, a variant of 'hebe': Victoria Coren calls it "the word which is still considered the most offensive in the language" Deborah Lee, Mary Daly has attempted to reverse the negative associations of words such as 'spinster', 'witch', 'harpy', 'hag', and 'crone'. In a similar example, "There was a Rakshasa's [demon's] daughter who had teeth in her vagina.