The vagina dentata is an all-pervasive image of terror, occurring throughout ancient mythology: The physical differences between the male and female sexual organs are central to Sigmund Freud's theory of penis envy. It ought to be possible to establish a women's vocabulary of cunt, prideful, affectionate, accurate and bold". For men to unveil the Medusa is to confront the dread of looking at the female sexual organs" English and Dutch are two closely related -but slightly different- languages.
We have seen how the Celtic 'cwm' was influenced by the feminine prefix 'cu', a topographical vagina metaphor comparing the shape and fertility of valleys and vaginas. Fiction Free Audio Books: It doesn't leave a mark. This linguistic inequality is mirrored by a cultural imbalance that sees images of the vagina obliterated from contemporary visual culture: Rebuke provides the real energy behind the word.
GQ has noted that "No word is more hurtful or destructive than the C-word" Barbara G Walker calls the vagina dentata "the classic symbol of men's fear of sex, expressing the unconscious belief that a woman may eat or castrate her partner during intercourse" and HR Hays explains that "the cleft between a woman's thigh is felt to be a castrating scissors" The focus here is primarily on feminist reappropriations, specifically on feminist attempts to reclaim 'cunt' and other abusive terms: The bawdy comedy film Carry On Constable is a pun on the c-word, with its phrase "silly constable" further emphasising the joke Gerald Thomas, Larry Kramer's book Faggots began the transvaluation of another homophobic term.
Sarah Westland calls it "the worst insult in the English language", "the nastiest, dirtiest word", "the greatest slur", and "the most horrible word that someone can think of". The term was shorthand for the time of day the group would meet, at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur, to smoke pot. In addition to intercourse, the F-word has evolved to take on other meanings. The concept was also used for the poster of the Rolling Stones' European tour. The feminine 'cu' word-base is also the source of the modern 'cow', applied to female animals, one of the earliest recorded forms of which is the Old Frisian 'ku', indicating the link with 'cu'.