Earlier today, I tweeted the following:
I typed ‘vulvarity’ instead of ‘vulgarity’. Best typo ever.
Good thing I caught that one before handing in my English essay. It’s a rather excellent typo, drawing attention to and subverting as it does attempts to figure vulvae, or talking about sex or bodies, as vulgar. Also, it calls to mind “variety,” and the variousness of vulvas. Not to mention that “vulvarity” sounds like a superpower!
It got me thinking: what other common words can we shift a bit to come up with cool feminist wordplay? Can you think of any?