Cunt: A Declaration of Independence

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Seal Press, 2002 - Psychology - 373 pages
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An ancient title of respect for women, the word "cunt” long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim "cunt” as a positive and powerful force in their lives. In this fully revised edition, she explores, with candidness and humor, such traditional feminist issues as birth control, sexuality, jealousy between women, and prostitution with a fresh attitude for a new generation of women. Sending out a call for every woman to be the Cuntlovin’ Ruler of Her Sexual Universe, Muscio stands convention on its head by embracing all things cunt-related. This edition is fully revised with updated resources, a new foreword from sexual pioneer Betty Dodson, and a new afterword by the author. "Bright, sharp, empowering, long-lasting, useful, sexy....”--San Francisco Chronicle "... Cunt provides fertile ground for psychological growth.”--San Francisco Bay Guardian "Cunt does for feminism what smoothies did for high-fiber diets--it reinvents the oft-indigestible into something sweet and delicious.”--Bust Magazine
 

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User Review  - dysmonia - LibraryThing

I learned a lot from this book; most importantly, that etymologically, "vagina" is derived from a term that means "sheath for a sword." So, as Inga Muscio puts it, "I ain't got no vagina." And I've ... Read full review

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User Review  - wanderlustlover - LibraryThing

Beyond brilliant, this book displays a wide open view of the differences between what it should mean to be female and what it does mean. It's sometimes political, sometimes spiritual, sometimes crass ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
xi
Introduction
xix
Preface
xxiii
The Word
1
Cuntist Mystique
5
The Anatomical Jewel
13
Blood and Cunts
16
Reproductive Control for Cunts
42
Reconciliation
173
Aggro Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
177
Who Remedies Varo Is
197
Who Mammon Is
215
Who the Old Woman with Black Eyeballs that Swallow You in Love Is
230
Afterword
233
Cuntlovin Guide To the Universe
303
Selected Bibliography and Reading List
357

Whores
77
Orgasms from Cunts
94
Acrimony of Cunts
122
Rape not Cunts
140
Credits
365
Gracious Thanks
367
Bios
373
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About the author (2002)

Inga Muscio is the author of Cunt: A Declaration of Independence and Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil. She does a lot of public speaking, and lives in the Pacific North-west.

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