Cataleya. Age: 30.
Proceed with caution. This week, after the third BBC newsman in two months — this time the revered Jeremy Paxman — dropped the c-bomb on live television, it appears that the world's best-respected broadcasting operation is in the grip of a collective and extremely specific form of Tourette's syndrome, whereby presenters can't help but slip the worst word of all into casual conversation. One is reminded of those playground horror stories of cursed words, infectious words that, once read or overheard, niggle away in the forefront of your brain until, like poison, you're forced to spit them out, with deadly consequences.
Hazel. Age: 28.
Let’s talk about cunts, baby
Join the Rationalist Association today. Centuries of fear and loathing mean the vagina remains taboo. Can a new generation of feminist writers rehabilitate this troublesome organ? Pussy, twat, beaver, snatch, slit, quim, love rug, crotch, crack, mound, peach, yoni, minge — just a few of the less than lovely euphemisms listed by Emma Rees in her exhaustive study, The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History.
Marlee. Age: 28.
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All images by the author. I once considered starting a band titled Currently Unemployed, Neither Talented. But it turned out the name didn't disguise my lack of musical ability, and the name got a pretty benign response from my classmates. Interestingly this was when I was 15, back when the word "cunt" seemed passe.