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Cunt, 20th Anniversary Edition

A Declaration of Independence

By Inga Muscio

About the Book

The twentieth-anniversary edition of the original women's empowerment manifesto

An ancient title of respect for women, the word "cunt" long ago veered off its noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim the term as a positive and powerful force in their lives.

In this fully revised anniversary edition of the classic testament to women's empowerment, Muscio explores with candidness and humor such traditional feminist issues as birth control, sexuality, jealousy between women, and prostitution with a fresh attitude for a new generation of women.

Sending out a call for every woman to be the "Cuntlovin' Ruler of Her Sexual Universe," Muscio stands convention on its head by embracing the provocative and celebrating womanhood.

About the Author

Inga Muscio is a writer and public speaker addressing the issues of sexism, racism, sexual violence, and feminist issues. She teaches writing and appears frequently on college campuses. She lives in Seattle.


"I had chills by page two of
the introduction. Cunt touched me
deeply . . . I had a chance to step back and think about how Cunt affects my perspective, not just
about women but also the world around me. I was reminded of all the inequity
that surrounds women. All the time. Every day. Everywhere. A must-read."--Joan Jett

"Beautifully written and
incredibly informative, this book is like no other. It made me laugh, cry, and appreciate
what I have down there more than anything I've ever read. Not just an owner's
manual, but a love letter to the most valuable thing on the planet. Everyone
who was born out of one needs to read Cunt."--Margaret Cho

"Bright, sharp, empowering,
long-lasting, useful, sexy."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Cunt does for feminism what
smoothies did for high-fiber diets-it reinvents the oft-indigestible into
something sweet and delicious."--Bust