Cunt by Inga Muscio
A Declaration of Independence (Live Girls)

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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

About Inga Muscio

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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.
Published September 24, 2002 by Seal Press. 420 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Striving to remove the negative connotations from a word usually used as a scathing insult, Muscio traces the history of the term ""cunt"" and asserts that it was once a term of respect before the patriarchy turned it into a profane, misogynistic epithet.

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Cunts haven't been important to women in the last 200+ years but "cunts are important to men because they generate profits and episodes of ejaculation, and represent the precise point of vulnerability for keeping women divided and thus, conquered," says the bold Muscio.

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Austin Chronicle

Tracing the word cunt's evolution from its ancient title of respect and honor for women to its modern-day use as an expletive, Muscio explores the vast landscape of history, culture, and biology to reveal how "cuntfear" forms the basis of social, political, and economic oppression of women.

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Muscio is a really, really radical feminist – perhaps the most radical one I’ve read – and her attitudes won’t be shared by every reader, but I do think it’s a worthwhile read nonetheless.

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Cunt: A Declaration of Independence Book Review Summary ... Using humor and personal anecdotes, Muscio traces the history of a word that has come to be ...

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