(Philip Massinger (1583–1640): "A pox upon your Christian cockatrices!They cry, like poulterers' wives, 'No money, no coney.'") In the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, the central character Mc Murphy, when pressed to explain exactly why he does not like the tyrannical Nurse Ratched, says, "Well, I don't want to break up the meeting or nothing, but she's something of a cunt, ain't she, Doc? He's a good cunt." In the Survey of English Dialects the word was recorded in some areas as meaning "the vulva of a cow".and Eve Ensler in "Reclaiming Cunt" from The Vagina Monologues.Germaine Greer, the feminist writer and professor of English who once published a magazine article entitled "Lady, Love Your Cunt" (anthologised in 1986), discussed the origins, usage and power of the word in the BBC series Balderdash and Piffle, explaining how her views had developed over time.
Proverbs of Hendyng, a manuscript from some time before 1325, includes the advice: Despite criticisms, there is a movement among feminists that seeks to reclaim cunt not only as acceptable, but as an honorific, in much the same way that queer has been reappropriated by LGBT people and the word nigger has been by some African-Americans.He was discovered having an affair with Deborah Willet: he wrote that his wife "coming up suddenly, did find me imbracing the girl con [with] my hand sub [under] su [her] coats; and endeed I was with my main [hand] in her cunny.