At risk of becoming That Woman Who Blogs About Cunts All The Time, indulge me with a small rant.
I really hate the word “gash” and find it incredibly offensive. I hate it when it is used to refer to the female genitals. I hate it even more when it is used as a synonym for “bad”. “Sucker Punch was absolutely gash.” No. Sucker Punch was almost entirely awful. It was crap, it was rubbish, it was a big pile of shitting arses. It was not gash.
I sometimes wonder if this is how a lot of people feel about the word “cunt”.
I tweeted, floating the idea that “gash” was more offensive to me than “cunt”, and received unanimous agreement.
Gash is horrible because gash is a wound. Gash is horrible because it takes the beautiful and natural and turns it pathologised and violent. Gash is horrible as it comes up from the back of the throat like a cough of disgust.
Gash is an insult, a hatred of cunts.