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20/06/2024

The Not-So-Horrid History of the C-Word

It's the most offensive word in the English language. But the slang for a woman's ge****ls was not always an insult.

But while the C-word will undoubtedly make any woman spit flames today, such was not always the case throughout history.

The etymology of c**t is hotly debated. First off, c**t predates "va**na" and "v***a." The word "va**na" is Latin for "sword sheath," but va**na was not used to describe a woman's ge****ls until the seventeenth century.

In the late fourteenth century, the Latin word "v***a" described a woman's womb. V***a was often interchanged with cunnus, but etymologists still debate if cunnus is related to c**t. Other C-sounding contenders include the French con, the Spanish c**o, the Portuguese c**a, and the Persian kun.

The oh-so cunning orator and lawyer Cicero was not a fan of the ole' cunnus. In 45 BC, he wrote a letter to his friends and family listing Latin obscenities that should be avoided. Included on that list were cūlus ("ar****le"), mentula ("p***s"), and of course, cunnus ("c**t”).

However, Cicero's opinion was not embraced by everyone. In the Middle Ages, the s*x manual of its day — the Catalan Ka*****ra — references "cony" (Catalan for "c**t”), but it was not an insult. C**t also appeared in several medical texts, referring to a woman's ge****ls. In most incidents, the word described where a p***s went during in*******se.

In fact, throughout most of the medieval period, a woman's ge****ls were kind of badass. For example, the flytrap va**na known as the Sheela Na Gig adorns many twelfth-century castles. Most scholars believe her gaping va**na was a fertility symbol or possibly a talisman against evil. And let's face it. Nothing sends the devil packing faster than a toothy growler of a va**na. (Not a personal reference…yet.)

According to The Oxford English Dictionary, the first salacious reference to c**t is an odd one. In thirteenth-century medieval England, street names often alluded to what could be found on that street. For example, if you wanted a petticoat, you went to Petticoat Lane. Church Lane had some snazzy churches. And Gropc**t Lane… well, you get the picture. That's where prostitutes peddled their wares.

Chaucer played with c**t, but not in an overtly s*xual way. Several sources claim he used the C-word in The Canterbury Tales (1390), but Chaucer wielded his "sword sheath" more subtly. The word he most often used was "queynte" or "Queint," — meaning "a clever or curious device or ornament." In other words, "queint" is a euphemism for a woman's equally clever ge****ls.

Shakespeare skirted the censorship police with his usual winky-face puns. The bard wordsmithed "c**tt” or "c***y" when he referred to "country, cut, or constable." For example, in Act Three Scene Two of Hamlet, he wrote, "Do you think I mean country matters?" And then later teases Ophelia that "country" is also "a fair thought to lie between a maid's legs." Apparently, that's the late sixteenth-century version of a dirty joke.

But Chaucer and Shakespeare were just having some c**tish fun. The 2nd Earl of Rochester and renowned seventeenth-century f*ckboy John Wilmot wrote a far naughtier poem titled "Advice to a C**t Monger." Wilmot muses, 'Have a care of C**ts that Clapp yee.' ("Clapp" is slang for venereal disease, most often gonorrhea.) In S***m, he boldly declares that 'she that hath a c**t will be a whore’.
Well, now we are getting into the slut-shaming portion of this history lesson. Andrew Tate fans take note.

By the eighteenth century, c**t became a derogatory term for women. In his Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1785), Francis Grose described a c**t as "a nasty name for a nasty thing.' The word c**t is definitely harsh sounding, but so is "prick," and no one called it nasty.

Despite their prudish reputation, Victorian erotica peppered in plenty of C-bombs. These b***y books could be found hidden away in most bookseller corners. (You just had to ask for them discreetly.)
But the book that caused the most titters was D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover (1929). Lawrence was determined to rescue c**t from the frat boys with some titillating descriptions of (gasp)…female pleasure. Sadly, his c**ty efforts only got him slammed with an obscenity trial and a book ban. So much for reclaiming the uncensored beauty of a woman's sword holder.

Of course, this is the danger of any taboo word. Over time, the abstraction replaces the person. When we call someone a "dicck" or a "c**tt," we essentially are saying they are not worthy of being viewed as more than their parts.

Still, language is fluid, and meanings change. In the 1990s, feminists tried to rebrand c**t with the critically acclaimed The Va**na Monologues. During one monologue titled "Reclaiming C**tt” actresses shouted, "Say it, tell me, c**tt, c**tt!" And then, they asked the audience to join the campfire hi-jinx by chanting c**tt.

Let's try it together, Grim History lovers. "C**tt, c**tt, CUNTt!!!!"

Feel better? Yeah, me neither. (And now I have to worry about Facebook indexing my name with c**tt. You’re welcome.)
Unfortunately, while shouting c**tt is good old-fashioned fun for the whole family, doing so might not be well-received at your next office meeting.

Context matters — a lesson some of us apparently need to learn the hard way.

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18/06/2024
Men - let her sleep!
18/06/2024

Men - let her sleep!

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17/06/2024

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Snake Woman mythology is alive in cultures around the world. Join Max Dashu as she introduces you to the Caddo’s Snake Woman and a variety of other Snake Women.

16/06/2024

Fiction at its best

13/06/2024

Happy Loving Day! Today marks the 57th anniversary of Mildred and Richard Loving's successful defeat of Virginia's ban on in*******al marriage in a landmark Supreme Court civil rights case. This historic decision overturned bans on in*******al marriage in 16 states. To read how this quiet young couple became plaintiffs in a milestone civil rights case that changed America, visit https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=25163

To share the Lovings' courageous story with young readers, we highly recommend “The Case for Loving: The Fight for In*******al Marriages” for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-case-for-loving) and “Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case” for ages 13 and up (https://www.amightygirl.com/loving-vs-virginia)

For a stunning photo-essay book about the Lovings, we recommend "The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait" at https://amzn.to/2XMS9J2

There is also an excellent feature film, “Loving,” about their fight for marriage equality at https://www.amightygirl.com/loving

For a fantastic book about celebrating diverse families, check out "Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families," for ages 3 to 7 at https://www.amightygirl.com/who-s-in-my-family

And, for children's books starring multi-racial Mighty Girls, visit our "Multiracial Collection" at https://amgrl.co/2TdW5kW

03/06/2024

Leila Denmark was the world's oldest doctor when she retired at the age of 103 in 2001 after 73 years as a practicing pediatrician. Born in 1898, Dr. Denmark began treating children in 1928 and was caring for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren of her first patients by the time she retired. Dr. Denmark, however, didn't view these seven decades as work; as she once said, "Doing what you don’t like is work. Doing what you like is play. I have never worked a day in my life.”

Born in Portal, Georgia, Dr. Denmark was the only female graduate in her 1928 class at the Medical College of Georgia and was believed to have been the first female pediatrician in the state. After an epidemic of whooping cough killed many infants in 1932, she also became actively involved in medical research. She worked with researchers at Emory University to develop a successful pertussis vaccine and was awarded the Fisher Prize in 1935 in recognition for her work as a co-developer of the vaccine.

When Dr. Denmark passed away in 2012 at 114 years of age, she was the fifth oldest person in the world. Following her death, the dean of her medical school, Dr. Peter Buckley, honored her for her decades of service, stating: "Leila was the kind of physician we hope all of our graduates become -- a pioneer in their field, a caring and kind caretaker, and a consummate professional. She led by example, counseling us to be better parents, to raise healthier children and to set an example ourselves -- to ‘live right and eat right,' as she would say." In 2006, when asked about her secret for a long life, Dr. Denmark replied, "You keep on doing what you do best as long as you can. I enjoyed every minute of it for more than 70 years. If I could live it over again, I'd do exactly the same thing and marry the same man.”

To introduce children to more pioneering female doctors, we recommend the picture books: “Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell” for ages 4 to 8 (https://www.amightygirl.com/who-says-women-can-t-be-doctors), “The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath” for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/the-doctor-with-an-eye-for-eyes), and "Dr. Jo: How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children" for ages 5 to 9 (https://www.amightygirl.com/dr-jo)

There is also an excellent book about 21 pioneering women in medicine, “Bold Women of Medicine" for ages 12 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/bold-women-of-medicine

For medical play kits for young kids, we recommend the Patient and Doctor Playset (https://www.amightygirl.com/patient-and-doctor-playset) and the 19-piece Pretend & Play Doctor Set (https://www.amightygirl.com/pretend-play-doctor-set), both for ages 3 to 6

For more books and toys to encourage your Mighty Girl’s interest in medicine, visit our blog post "Medical Heroes: Children's Books, Toys, And Clothing Celebrating Doctors and Nurses" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=29667

And for a fun t-shirt for adults based on Rosie the Riveter celebrating nurses and doctors, check out the Medical Heroes Rosie the Riveter shirt at https://www.amightygirl.com/medical-rosie-shirt

Divine Masculine LoveBlessed be the man who comes without bad intentions and with sincerity to the life of a woman... Th...
02/06/2024

Divine Masculine Love

Blessed be the man who comes without bad intentions and with sincerity to the life of a woman... The one who gives her security and makes her feel beautiful, s*xy, intelligent, who makes her an accomplice in madness, but above all makes her feel loved, respected and desired...

Blessed be that man who gives her more love than problems, the one who earns her trust and is able to help her heal her wounds...

The one who does not come with lies or betrayals, the one who still knows how to be a gentleman and is clear that romanticism does not go out of style... The one who does not make them cry and helps wipe their tears, the one who knows that their relationship is a priority and therefore protects it like a treasure...
That mature man who does not need to go around conquering hundreds of women to disguise his low self-esteem, because he knows that a true man is capable of turning his partner into his wife, his friend and lover. The one who can be as perverse as tender, as passionate as cheesy, as crazy as sane...

Blessed be that man and blessed be the woman who values ​​him and corresponds to him in the same way.

~Nilantha Wanasinghe
Gratitude to unknown artist

15/05/2024

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🎨©️ Unknown

Women have another option. They can aspire to be wise, not merely nice; to be competent, not merely helpful; to be stron...
05/05/2024

Women have another option. They can aspire to be wise, not merely nice; to be competent, not merely helpful; to be strong, not merely graceful; to be ambitious for themselves, not merely for themselves in relation to men and children. They can let themselves age naturally and without embarrassment, actively protesting and disobeying the conventions that stem from this society’s double standard about aging. Instead of being girls, girls as long as possible, who then age humiliatingly into middle-aged women, they can become women much earlier — and remain active adults, enjoying the long, erotic career of which women are capable, far longer. Women should allow their faces to show the lives they have lived. Women should tell the truth. ~Susan Sontag

(Book: Against Interpretation)

(Art: Photograph of Sontag by Anita Schiffer-Fuchs)

09/04/2024

A Woman With Her Cat In Her Cannabis Garden, 1910. Someone has recognized her as Marguerite Matisse, daughter of Henri Matisse.

07/04/2024

Damn

26/03/2024

Your daily reminder

14/02/2024

Frizz Kid 🌹

01/02/2024

They told you about the contractions, but did they tell you about the expansion ?
Did they tell you how your body would open to make way for the whole universe to pass through ?
Did they tell you how your heart would explode with a love bigger than anything you’ve ever known as you pulled your baby to your chest?

They told you about the ring of fire but did they tell you about the crown of stars ?
Did they mention that there’s a moment when your baby enters the world and you leave your body and touch the heavens and become the light of a million galaxies ?
Did they tell you how the pain of stretching to receive your child would be more exquisite than any sensation you've felt ?

They told you would scream but did they tell you about how would you roar ?
Did they tell you about the power that would rise up from your belly as you called your baby forth with your mighty voice ?
Did they tell you how you would embody the wild woman within you as breathe fire with your song ?

They told you would bleed, but did they tell you how that sacred blood wouldn't scare you ?
How you would feel grateful for that magical liquid of life as it trickled down your leg - how you would honour its flow and how it would help you heal a lifetime of hating your body's bleeding cycle.

They told these stories and taught you to fear birth, to fear your power, to fear yourself.
But you are stronger and wiser than that mama.
You know that birth is your divine dance, your soul's song, your moment with God, and you walk fearlessly into her open arms.

( ✍️ Catie from Spirit Y Sol )

Art : Amanda Greavette

god is a motherand with that sentence the world stopsthe world always stopswhen woman anddivine commingle as if the femi...
25/01/2024

god is a mother
and with that
sentence
the world stops

the world always stops
when woman and
divine
commingle

as if the
feminine
dilutes the
miraculous
when in reality
it embodies it

when jesus turns water
to wine
they clap
but when women turn breasts
to milk
they cringe

a broken man’s body
is celebrated each sunday
while a broken woman’s body
is just hidden away

and it’s no wonder
that mother is a word
used by men
to demonize those
who don’t claim the name
and weaponized to shame
those who step out of line
because
their ideal
woman
plays the role of nurturer
and silencer
in pews
built and led by them

but
when god
becomes mother
she is neither quiet
or compliant
she leads confidently
she questions authority
she commands respect
which might be the problem

for mother god
did not gather us up
carelessly
but took her time with it
she fed us milk
birthed our souls
and broke her body
and the permanence
can be uncomfortable

and to disentangle god
from motherhood
is impossible
but
to disentangle god
from womanhood
is sinful

because seeing god as mother
is one step closer
to seeing god in me
and it’s in that
i am truly
born again

- Kaitlin Hardy Shetler

27/12/2023

“When winter comes to a woman’s soul, she withdraws into her inner self, her deepest spaces. She refuses all connection, refutes all arguments that she should engage in the world.

She may say she is resting, but she is more than resting: She is creating a new universe within herself, examining and breaking old patterns, destroying what should not be revived, feeding in secret what needs to thrive.

Winter women are those who bring into the next cycle what should be saved. They are the deep conservators of knowledge and power.

Not for nothing did ancient peoples honour the grandmother. In her calm deliberateness, she winters over truth, she freezes out false-heartedness.

Look into her eyes, this winter woman.
In their gray spaciousness you can see the future.

Look out of your own winter eyes.
You too can see the future.”

- Patricia Monaghan -
www.patricia-monaghan.com

Photo: Art by Jeanie Tomanek

Archaeology for the Woman's Soul

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GrandSisters Women's Empowerment Community has for aim reconnect with divine feminine wisdom, inherent love. GrandSisters kindle sisterhood, solidarity, loyalty, healing, and support.

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