|—||Caitlin Moran, How to be a woman. (via love—literature)|
|—||Caitlin Moran, How To Be a Woman (via daringvanity)|
"I personally have a cunt. Sometimes it’s ‘flaps’ or ‘twat’, but most of the time, it’s my cunt. Cunt is a proper, old, historic, strong word. I like that my fire escape also doubles up as the most potent swearword in the English language. Yeah. That’s how powerful it is, guys. If I tell you what I’ve got down there, old ladies and clerics might faint. I like how shocked people are when you say ‘cunt’. It’s like I have a nuclear bomb in my pants, or a tiger, or a gun.
Compared to this the most powerful swearword men have got out of their privates is ‘dick’, which is frankly vanilla, and I believe you’re allowed to use on, like, Blue Peter if something goes wrong. In a culture where nearly everything female is still seen as squeam-inducing, and/or weak - menstruation, menopause, just the sheer simple act of calling someone ‘a girl’ - I love that ‘cunt’ stands, on its own, as the supreme unvanquishable word. It has almost mystic resonance. It is a cunt - we all know it’s a cunt - but we can’t call it a cunt. We can’t say the actual word. It’s too powerful. Like Jews can never utter the Tetragrammaton - and must make do with ‘Jehovah’, instead.”
— Caitlin Moran.
|—||How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran (via help-me-lose-my-mind)|
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the single greatest slang term for vagina that I have ever read (even if it’s spelt wrong)
|—||Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman (via secondbananabooks)|