Monday, 31 October 2011

A big Cunty welcome!

So maybe you bumped into us on White Night and bought a badge or saw us perform surrounded by cunty artwork in Chez Dimitrina. You might have stumbled across the grafitti cunt in the Level or were wowed by our exhibition upstairs in Northern Lights. Or you found our flyer somewhere around Brighton. Either way if you are new to the blog, welcome!
If you are offended by the word 'cunt' then please become aware of the intense feeling these four letters create within you. Sit with it for a bit and ponder... why? Why is this? What makes these four little letters joined together stir up such negative reactions? think, think, why?
One of our aims is to inspire, encourage and challenge people to turn these intense feelings that the word 'cunt' provokes into a more positive conotation. We all know there's a thin line between love and hate...
We plead with you to use this positivity to concentrate on what the word 'cunt' actually represents which is the female genitalia in all its stunning and wonderous glory. It is related to words from India, China, Rome and Egypt. These are either titles of respect for women, priestesses and witches, or derivatives of various goddesses (Muscio 2002). Negative reactions to the word 'cunt' resonate from a learned fear of the power, diversity and beauty of female gentalia. For more information about the origins of the word, scroll down to an older post which goes into more detail...
We use the word 'cunt' not only because of its important origins but also because we simply don't have another word. The word 'vagina' only refers to the inner entrance meaning 'tunnel' or 'sheath' and the vulva refers to the clitoris, outer labia majora and minora. There is no real recognised word that is for both together.
Our reasons for the White Night 'Cherish Your Cunt' campaign were to raise awareness that plastic surgery on the labia is becoming more popular particularily amongst young women. This scares us deeply. 
Labia plasty is a painful proceedure which holds the risk of affecting a woman's capacity for sexual pleasure. The fact that it is has grown by 300% in the last 5 years is terrifying.  
Please get in contact with your thoughts on our campaign through our blog or email
Big Cunty Love!
({*}) The Cliterati


  1. Hi - I was so delighted to see your art works at Dimitrina's - wish I had known you were there White Night! You might enjoy my blog post written some months ago C is for C*nt . A blog post that so offended the Happy Cell team they canceled a meeting with me to discuss using the space for drama and voice workshops! Alison

  2. Hey Alison, so nice to hear from you. Please send me a link to your blog. i'd love to read it. Also get in touch if you are interested in collaborating in some way? We have big plans for next year {(*)}