Cunt: A Declaration of Independence

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Da Capo Press, Jul 31, 2009 - Social Science - 320 pages
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. With humor and candor, she shares her own history as she explores the cultural forces that influence women’s relationships with their bodies.

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 updated edition features a new foreword by Betty Dodson, an introduction by Derrick Jensen, a new afterword by the author and an updated and expanded resource section.

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User Review  - Jan.Coco.Day - LibraryThing

This is a pretty important book for a cisgendered heterosexual woman. For everyone else...not so much. The entire architecture of the book hinges on belief in the myth of binary gender. The second ... Read full review

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User Review  - SonoranDreamer - LibraryThing

I couldn't finish this book because of the strange notes about including men when talking about women's bodies. Men don't have vulvas and so I see no need to include them. I don't want to read a book that starts out with an apology. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Inga Muscio is a writer and public speaker addressing the issues of sexism, racism, sexual violence, and feminist issues. She teaches writing and appears frequently on college campuses. She lives in Seattle.

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