Det gömda könet – fittan, vaginan och snippan. En studie om diskursiva problem runt kvinnans kön i Sverige.

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Publication 1-year master student thesis
Title Det gömda könet – fittan, vaginan och snippan. En studie om diskursiva problem runt kvinnans kön i Sverige.
Author(s) Persson, Johanna ; Godusevic, Emina
Date 2014
English abstract
In Sweden today it is problematic to talk about the woman's sex. Many women are embarrassed over their sex, nor do they have particularly strong knowledge of their sex or its functions. Language difficulties also contribute to problems for Swedish women when they come in contact with a professional who works with the female sex. In our study we have researched which denomination is most commonly used for the female sex and also how the public sees the word “fitta”. We have researched if the female body is a linguistic taboo and how this is shown in the meeting between women with problems and professionals. Our results have revealed that “underliv”, “slida” and “vagina” is the most common names, and this may be because these terms are primarily used in the medical discourses. The word “fitta” is problematic because the negative contexts it occurs in hampers the use of the word in its proper sense. Our conclusion is that the female sex is probably not a linguistic taboo, but it is very charged and difficult to talk about which is confirmed by our informants and respondents. This makes it complicated for both the professionals as well as for those patients seeking help. We think that the linguistic problems around the woman's gender shouldn't exist and instead should be allowed to be something nice and beautiful that no one should be ashamed of. We see it as a right to be able to talk about the woman's sex unabashedly.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle
Pages 62
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) diskurs
kvinnans kön
fitta
skam
tabu
Discourse
the woman's sex
shame
taboo
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16866 (link to this page)

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