Not everyone likes it when I use the word, and I try to keep its use down to a minimum, simply because I think it loses its impact if it appears too frequently. Although people are welcome to use it as many times as they want in the comments section - especially if your Reaper agrees that the person in question is a cunning stunt. Now, I've been told many times that, by calling someone a cunt, I am making an offensive, derogatory statement towards women. Bollocks. It's no more offensive than calling someone a prick.
I'm pleased to see that socialist of the moment, Laurie Penny, doesn't agree and is rather a fan of the word. I'm also pleased to see her calling someone at The Third Estate a cunt at some sort of event, and then seeing the complete over-reaction to it. The comments thread is like watching two over-grown children crying and arguing over who gets ice cream. It all feels so fake. It's almost as if the outrage isn't quite genuine. I don't see other bloggers posting long, pointless missives each time they get called something they don't like, do you?
It's alright for the Left to abuse as many people as they want, but you can't abuse the Left back and the Left can't abuse one another. That seems to be their rule regarding the C-word. There's a best-selling game in this, I reckon. Although I'm fucked if you want me to try and work out the rules to this fun game of victimhood.