He also ignores the word's feminist reclamation, stating incorrectly: Genetically your balls are meant to breed. More poetic than Answer Me! Such behaviour amongst widow and redback spiders, praying mantises, midges, horned nudibranchs, and Photuris fireflies, is well-documented, and male honey bees are prone to sudden death shortly after ejaculation. Just as 'cunt' can be a violent word, its use can also have violent repercussions: Specifically, she problematises the word's reductivism:
Karel Teige's collage has been described as a depiction of "a graphically aggressive vagina dentata on all fours" Brandon Taylor, What's the difference between a bowling ball and a pussy? The synonymy between 'cu' and femininity was in place even before the development of written language: What do you call a Roman soldier with a smile on his face and a piece of hair between his two front teeth? What 'cunt' has in common with most other contemporary swear words is its connection to bodily functions. The female group Fannypack released a single called Cameltoe in which they criticised women for "grossin' people out with your cameltoe[s]"
Verbal weapons cause intense emotional pain. I had to see the doctor and go make a blood test. The worst is when I have to go buy cigarettes or bread, I'm really in front of them and in this case they have to notice. The German equivalent is even more demeaning: Similarly, 'cuniculus', also from 'cunnus', means 'passageway', and was applied to Roman drainage systems.
Reappropriation is indeed a minefield. Do you feel you are atoning for trying to be an equal when you obviously are not? For Tom Aldridge, it is "unarguably the most obscene [and] most forbidden word in English", "the ultimate obscenity", and "the nastiest four-letter word" The t-shirt slogan 'salty yoni sweet dick' unfavourably contrasts the tastes of the vagina and penis. Cut" The Sun , ; "the c-word: