Today I continue the Bagwine Retrospective utilizing a post I wrote on February 16, 2008...
Seems that Jane Fonda had just uttered the "cunt" word. I'm aghast!!
Yesterday, in media outlets everywhere, fallout continued to rain down over Jane Fonda’s use of profanity on the Today Show…
Specifically Fonda’s use of the word, “c*nt.”
One of the morons leading the charge of turning this “shocking” incident into an Apocalyptic attack on the wholesomeness of our children is of course, Bill O’Reilly.
He has been all over Fonda’s back since Thursday, and the ratings whore continued his moral diatribe last night.
As I watched and listened to Falafel Boy, his rantings faded into the background, eventually becoming inaudible.
My thoughts turned into more of a wonderment mode. I began to ponder the following:
Exactly why is the word “c*nt” such an uber-offensive word? Why does the word “c*nt” elicit such rage in some women?
A lesser pondering led to me ask myself, why do I bother spelling the word “c*nt” with an asterisk when everyone knows damn well that I am talking about cunt??
Seriously…I asked Schmoop, who is indeed a woman, what is so offensive about this word. She had no clue. I suggested that it is no more offensive than bitch, prick, mo-fo, etc.
I postulated, that the word was somewhere at sometime, manufactured in to being the Grand Poobah of Offensiveness. (Probably by some cunt.)
I did some research, and sure enough, my theory was somewhat corroborated. I read an article that stated that the word “cunt” has been around for centuries, most notably used by Geoffrey Chaucer.
It has only relatively recently carried its negative connotation.
The word began to morph into being a disparaging term only after appearing in DH Lawrence’s 1928 novel, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”.
With that being said, I still would like to know from the women out there…If you find the word “cunt” to be highly offensive, why is that?
And if you do find the word “cunt” offensive, isn’t it ironic that it’s because a MAN’S writing made it so?
Ha. I dig irony. Still any haters? And if so, why?