Christin, August 9, 2012 (view all comments by Christin)
I loved this book. It reminded me of the only thing I liked about grad school: my friends. The women in my grad program were very tight knit. Every one of them were terrifyingly intelligent and radical thinkers. They were also snarky, irreverent, and had speech patterns very reminiscent of 'Buffy.' Reading this book was like talking to them. It's full of interesting, intelligent ideas (which is not to say that I agreed with everything, but it's all worth reading and thinking about), but the tone is about as far from academic as you can get. Which is a good thing, as far as I'm concerned.
At its heart, this book tries to show women how to start developing an appreciation of their own bodies, minds, and other women; it's something that's desperately needed in this day and age.
Kristina Mageau, August 8, 2012 (view all comments by Kristina Mageau)
This book was very powerful for me. I felt more connected to my body, myself, and my sisters after reading it. I realized how important it is to be around women because of it, especially during that time of the month. If you want to feel more empowered as a woman, or if you want to better understand women, I suggest reading this book.
librarylapin, June 10, 2008 (view all comments by librarylapin)
This was my beautiful and radical introduction to feminism. Muscio's unique blend of humor and outrage turns into a brilliantly crafted book about gender and human respect. Trite as it may be to say, this book changed my life.
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halofriendly, March 14, 2007 (view all comments by halofriendly)
Hate the word?
So did I, until I read this book. Muscio researches the term "cunt" and finds that it used be an ancient title of respect for women. Intrigued yet? I appreciate the wealth of information that Muscio makes available for women (and men) because this book forces you to stop and think.
Even if you don't agree with her every word, it's difficult (if not impossible) to remain in the same mindset after reading it. Not only does she tackle subjects that are generally ridiculed or sanitized for PC reasons (ie. birth control options, rape, sexism against women, prostitution, abortion), but she also discusses her own growth and knowledge of her sexuality and her mother's personal experience with rape.
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misskp, December 3, 2006 (view all comments by misskp)
Honestly, I LIVE by this book. I have bought several copies to give out to my friends, and they have said the same thing to me! Saying Cunt is an amazing read is an understatement. I reread it each year, spout quotes during heated conversations with friends, cite paragraphs in papers for college, and still continually use the shopping/information guide in the back of the book. This is a must-buy for everyone....I believe it should be a required read for high schoolers, especially boys! This book could change the world!
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Seal Press (WA) -
This book is for any woman who has been frustrated at the world but doesn't know why. Muscio is unforgiving and blunt in her delivery of her fantastically liberating experiences that make her a woman. Relatable, funny, and completely shocking at times, this headfirst dive into feminism will leave you empowered to take on the inequalities that people face every day.
by San Francisco Chronicle,
"Bright, sharp, empowering, long-lasting, useful, sexy."
by San Francisco Bay Guardian,
"Cunt provides fertile ground for psychological growth."
by Bust Magazine,
"Cunt does for feminism what smoothies did for high-fiber diets — it reinvents the oft-indigestible into something sweet and delicious."
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