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In a recent interview with Newsweek, members of the Boyowki Feministyczne group outlined their ambition to shed the word’s negative connotations (negatywne konotacje) and make it more acceptable.
“We do not think the word ‘cipka’ is vulgar! It is perhaps the most appropriate word we have for this part of the body in the Polish language and we wish to bring it back to the general public,” says a spokesperson for the organization.
One of the ways that the group aims to promote the word is with its so called ‘Cipka Days’ (‘Dni Cipki’) – the first of which took place in Warsaw on April 18-21.
“Two years ago, we came up with the idea for the event after hearing about an incident in which a TV presenter refused to say the word ‘vagina’ on air whilst announcing the name of a film,” says the group.
During the course of the event, documentaries were shown, discussions were held and various workshops were set up in order to show that there is more to the word than just its current ‘vulgar’ associations.
Do następnego razu… (Till next time…)