Vintage Prosey Project: 2014 Prioritization — 3/13/13

Updating the blog here to pull old entries from the pros/e/yes archives…in their original order. This project is simply a unification of my personal blog (with a LOT of NSFW entries) and my professional blog.

PruthPetals Westheimer: Hump Day Special

So… Vagina? or Cunt?

What a way to start an entry, eh?

With many thanks to my coffee buddy (and to all of you, really!), who hit the 25K mark the other day, she got to pick the topic for today.

So…you may be wondering…how would the ProsePetals approach this –erm– delicate topic?

Ask any woman you know what she thinks of the word “cunt”…and you’ll likely get an ear FULL of how offensive the word is. Ask any woman if she’s bothered by the word “vagina”…and you may see her flinch a little, but no offense will likely be taken. Why is that? The two words mean …basically…the same thing… right?

Of course…some of the difference happens to be usage, and some of that usage is dependent on where one happens to be from, of course…

…but an odd observation that I happen to have about the use of the word “cunt” is that it really can be (and IS) used on anyone, regardless of gender…but you rarely hear a woman called a “dick” or something similar related to male genitalia. Why is that?!

You might see things like…oh…this, in response to various political stuff:

…but really? The word “cunt” seems to strike a chord in a lot of people that is somehow more visceral…and seems to regularly evoke a stronger response. Did I say response? I meant reaction. Really.

If I were to say, “You Fucking Cunt!” …which I probably wouldn’t, but if I were to say that, it would have more punch than saying something like, “You Silly Twat” or “You Vagina”…lol.

One of the more neutral words that we don’t hear a lot about that has a lot to do with “cunt” is cunnilingus (the act of licking…erm…technically…the vulva). Which doesn’t actually mean…I mean, technically here…vagina, in terms of actual usage. The vagina is, well, to put some perspective on it, the vagina is the canal. Cunt, having its etymological origins in the word cuneus (Latin)or cunte (from Middle English)…which means “wedge” or “female genitalia” (respectively, of course)…and, well…has just always had some sort of vulgar usage, really…but at the brass tacks level is just no big deal.

Eh…I don’t really have much in the way of “clever” quotes or things to say, really, about this topic. A cunt is a cunt. A vagina is a vagina. Every woman has a vagina. Not every woman (or man, for that matter) earns the title of cunt. There seems to be an unspoken, but clear-cut (hehe) delineation between who we call what…and why. However, no matter what a cunt your coworker might be, for example, calling a coworker a cunt directly might not be a good idea.

With that in mind, because…you know, I’m a giver… a gift idea for that coworker might be the “Unt Mug” ~

~ they might not appreciate it as much as everyone else will, but it sure will get the point across.

Too bad there isn’t a cup that says “Vagina”, eh?


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