Cunt. C-U-N-T. CUNT! CUNT! CUNT!
Cunt, the forbidden word.
I love this word.
The other day, this word came up in a coven class and no one wanted to say it.
I, however, really wanted to break into this:
Since I have no acting talent, I was gracious enough not to hurt everyone’s ears, but…as someone in the third wave of feminism, I consider cunt to be more than simply a “reclaimed” word. It is a powerfully evocative word that just makes me shiver with glee.
As a witch, it has even more importance to me, and it all centers around Ostara.
You can track down various meanings and etymologies of the word cunt, but in this case, I like to look at it’s progression from the word ‘coney’ or hare.
The Online Etymology Dictionary says, “Alternative form cunny is attested from c.1720 but is certainly much earlier and forced a change in the pronunciation of coney (q.v.), but it was good for a pun while coney was still the common word for “rabbit”: “A pox upon your Christian cockatrices! They cry, like poulterers’ wives, ‘No money, no coney.’ ” [Philip Massinger: “The Virgin-Martyr,” Act I, Scene 1, 1622]”
Of course, if you weren’t familiar with coneys before, you were after this scene from the Lord of the Rings trilogy:
Hares are one of the first animals to poke their noses out and start procreating during the earliest days of spring. Not only do they, well, “fuck like rabbits”, but if you look at a hare’s tail, it looks like a woman’s pubic hair.
This has been used as a symbol of the goddess Eostre to represent both the birth canal and her reproductive abilities. For centuries, many British folk customs have centered around the hare during the month of April. Many academics also tie the hare to Freya, who didn’t have hares pulling her chariot, but a pair of cats. What do we call our cats these days? Pussies of course! So…coney – cunny – cunt – pussy…!
And there you have it. CUNT! The reason for the season.
Now say it with me kids, “CUNT!”
And remember, the next time you call a woman a cunt, you’re calling her a queen. So maybe she does deserve it after all.