The word cunt is an extremely vulgar slang word for female genitals or a woman in general. Outside the U. Cunt is one of the most offensive and hateful words in the English language. Both Chaucer and Shakespeare made puns on cunt.
Judy Chicago’s “cunt cheerleaders”
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Reflecting national variations, cunt can be used as a disparaging and obscene term for a woman in the United States, an unpleasant or stupid man or woman in the United Kingdom, or a contemptible man in Australia and New Zealand. Feminist writer and English professor Germaine Greer argues that cunt "is one of the few remaining words in the English language with a genuine power to shock". The earliest known use of the word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary , was as part of a placename of a London street, Gropecunt Lane , c. Use of the word as a term of abuse is relatively recent, dating from the late nineteenth century.
Middle English cunte ; akin to Middle Low German kunte female pudenda. See more words from the same century. Accessed 21 Jul. See the full definition for cunt in the English Language Learners Dictionary. Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
On view in the gallery is an expansive selection of work in diverse media by six artists who unapologetically create representations of female sexuality. The history of women in art has been, in large part, the history of women as subject or as muse. The artists included in CUNT make work that runs counter to this dominant history, asserting instead that women can be both image and image-maker. The exhibition argues that methods of representation have an impact upon the interpretation of bodies and histories, in a way that can challenge governing understandings of female sexuality. Each artist in the exhibition contributes work that employs imagery of the body, of copulation, or of masturbation, that underscores these conversations, but none of the images elevate, romanticize, or subdue their subject matter for the comfort of the viewer.