So you may or may not be au fait with the fact that the Oxford English Dictionary has added no less than four variations of the word (ahem…) cunt to its lexicon. How do you feel about the c-word? Is this a feminist victory? Do we need to reclaim the word? Here, feminist blogger Clementine Ford considers why we need to stop being delicate about the word “cunt”.


The ‘c-word’ (as it is so delicately referred to) has long been held in disgrace as ‘the WORST word you can ever say, particularly around a woman. Considered light-years beyond the gutter, it apparently gathers the most hateful aspects of misogyny one could possibly imagine and wields it in an aggressive vocal attack that oppresses women the world over. Read more: Clementine Ford.