Cunt: A Declaration of Independence (Live Girls) Paperback – 1 Nov 1998
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About the Author
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.
Betty Dodson, Ph.D., received her doctorate in sexology from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and has been a public advocate for sexual liberation for more than three decades. Dr. Dodson lectures extensively and is regularly featured in the media as a respected sex expert. She lives in New York City.
"From the Hardcover edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
As a married woman, I obviously like men, so this book does NOT show you how to eliminate men from the world. It shows you how to connect with other women (we don't all share cultures, hair colour, tastes or sexual preference but we do all have cunts), how to love yourself (metaphorically and manually), how to live creatively, how to support feminine-run (or cuntlovin') businesses and artists.
Every single page is an inspiration. Inga writes from a place of deep love for her subject. She wont shy away from saying what she feels and her personal stories are funny, inspiring and touching. Her prose flows conversationally and she will make you laugh outloud.
For me personally, I found this book a help as a survivor of sexual abuse. This book helped me look at 'that' part of me with admiration and love.
But that's beside the point, every single woman and every single person who lives near a cunt (ie everyone) SHOULD read this book. It reminds you how infuriating and amazing it is to be a woman in our society.
You don't have to be a lesbian to be a cuntlover. If you support women, their roles, be they mothers or businesswomen, artists or prostitutes, then you are in a postition to revolutionise the future for our daughters. Find your strength by reading this book. Stop saying "I've got balls" and say "I've got cunt". Be proud of your body, your mind and what you can do in this world.
Also, the new edition has a new and extensive resources section, so you can get in touch with more like-minded women.
We need more cuntlove in England. Get this book and spread the word!
On the one hand, there is much in "cunt" that is problematic. The book is far too prone to telescoping gender into the genitals, literalizing the cunt as an abstractly idealized and ontologically primary font of identity. This points to a larger confusion, namely that the book is frequently unclear on the differences between the cunt as anatomical materiel and as metaphor. Additionally, and despite a clearly demonstrated lack of misandrony ("cunt" is in no way, shape or form a male-hating screed), Muscio frequently reduces the world to a dichotomy of dick/male=arrogated power vs. cunt/female=site of oppression and resistance. "cunt"'s approach thus precludes the book from addressing how patriarchy deeply and systematically exerts control over people with dicks as well, even (and especially) those who haven't thought to spend a single second recognizing how patriarchal relations twist both their conceptions and lived realities.Read more ›
It's interesting that the negative reader reviews have all been so harsh and vitriolic. This book is a very welcome breath of fresh air. Imagine, actually *celebrating* womanhood! I know, what a radical concept, right? Too bad that some men and self-hating women can't get past all the crap they've been taught about women and feminists. Women are beautiful! Feminists are beautiful!
Long live Inga Muscio and cuntlove!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this book twice now, mainly for the impact on the face of the person receiving it. I bought it for 2 really good friends, who I have massive respect for , and it went down a... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Mr. R. C. Weiss
Thank you for this wonderful, empowering book.
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I've loved the book since my close friend gave it to me many moons ago. I knew I'd want my daughter to own her own copy when she reached 18yrs young. Read morePublished on 27 April 2013 by tracie renshaw
while I don't agree with everything the author says I am in awe of her guts, energy and enthusiasm! I think this is a book that should be read by everyone, everywhere! Read morePublished on 11 May 2010 by Chantelle Charnley
I haven't yet finished reading this but I have to say it is really informative and prompted me to think in new ways. Read morePublished on 16 Mar. 2009 by L. A. Earnshaw
I have an extensive collection of feminist literature, but this is the only one which has told me about moon-cups. Read morePublished on 3 Dec. 2006 by Anon
I bought this book while on holiday in the USA and I've read it many, many times since. The intelligence, ferocity and wicked wit with which it's written is empowering in and of... Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2004
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