Date: 2013-02-25 11:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] azurelunatic
I'm of the general opinion that any reclaiming I get to do on "cunt" is limited to my own. (Well, and those of fictional people who I operate and who are participating in smut that I'm writing, subject to the wisdom of my beta readers. But that's ... really not a day-to-day case.)

I had a conversation with a dear friend who is Scottish, and the word has very different connotations over there -- but I very much don't agree that it's a problem rooted in American squeamishness over the word. The problem is that since it's so very loaded when said by anyone other than the anatomy's owner or someone who's negotiated permission to use the word from the owner, from and to an American audience, it's by definition being used in bad faith when used as an insult to a woman. This is coming in the same month as the white suit who called a Black two-year-old a racial slur and slapped and injured the child. That one was all over my twitter feed, but it was the first time he'd heard of it.
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