Germaine Greer's explanation is more direct: Symbolically, this male domination over female sexuality - using a tool to cut vaginal teeth - clearly represents the power of the phallus and the weakness of the vagina, or, in other words, the Magnolia mantra quoted above. A great crowd assembled, from the midst of which the unfortunate couple were removed in a closed carriage, and taken to the hospital, and not until chloroform had been administered to the girl did the spasm pass off and free the man". It was felt that many of the articles in Goad's zine condoned and even encouraged the rape of women. The word 'vagina' is also subject to this taboo:
By contrast, the parallel trend towards repetitive usage of 'cunt' seeks to undermine the taboo through desensitisation. You see, the more you hear it, the more you become immune to its power". Jane Mills cites 'snatch' as "at first meaning bite [thus associating] the vagina with a snapping jaw" , and Mark Morton notes that it "implies that a woman's genitals will grab hold of a man and devour him" The site is in full compliance with 18 USC Section At the heart of the abusive impact of 'cunt', and the paranoid marginalisation of the vagina, is the implication that the female genitals are disgusting and fearsome:
Jack Holland notes that "the word 'cunt' expresse[s] the worst form of contempt one person could feel for another" Dead Man's Chest a year later, we are invited to gaze on the primordial cunt" In the world of the arachnids, there is an even more alarming variation on penis captivus. This is a trend which has noticeably increased over time, as Germaine Greer explains: Alone Babe Brook felt a great desire and To reverse a word's value is to completely turn it around degrees to its opposite, to steal it from its injurious trajectory to send it on the opposite path - to reverse value is to exchange opposites.
Simon Carr reports that his children confuse 'the c-word' with "the K-word" However, he concluded rather moralistically: The doctor of the municipal ambulance after giving anaesthetic to the woman separated the couple". An especially intriguing aspect of reappropriation is that of trademark applications. Caged Slaves Fuck A Broomstick. The focus here is primarily on feminist reappropriations, specifically on feminist attempts to reclaim 'cunt' and other abusive terms: