I'm watching Jennifer Byrne Presents on the ABC. Tonight's ep is about sex and romance in fiction.
One of the writers, not the one who said "literally opened the door to another world", happily described how when writing disturbed sex you could readily use words like "fuck, cock, and even cunt."
When I was a kid Cunt was THE nuclear word. It was the wrongest, nastiest word you could call someone.
Now - on the ABC in normal, albeit contextual, conversation.
I love my national broadcaster.