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Old 07-13-2018, 10:42 AM
Fotheringay-Phipps is offline
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I believe the history here is different for "cunt" than for the other banned terms. "Cunt" was not banned as being such a really really really bad word, but rather as a gendered insult which was offensive to women as a group (not just to the specific person being addressed). This lifting of the ban coincides with a wave of voices calling for (among other things) increased sensitivity to this type of gender issue. It will be interesting to see how these interact.

Last edited by Fotheringay-Phipps; 07-13-2018 at 10:43 AM.