The SCUM Manifesto

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Elektron Ebooks, Mar 30, 2013 - Philosophy
On June 3, 1968, a young woman named Valerie Solanas shot pop artist Andy Warhol from almost point blank range at the artist's Factory studio in New York. Amazingly, two out of three shots missed, and Warhol was able to (narrowly) survive his single wound. The resulting furore of publicity ensured that Valerie Solanas, and her vitriolic anti-male tract The SCUM Manifesto, endured an everlasting notoriety thereafter. The SCUM Manifesto, written in 1967 and originally self-published in 1968, remains a powerful and sustained attack on the human male, a species which Solanas once vowed to erdicate from the face of the Earth (SCUM is sometimes said to be an acronym of Society for Cutting Up Men). As such, it stands as one of the primary documents of radical feminism; it is also an avant-garde work of alienation, and a compelling insight into the mind of an innate outsider.

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SCUM is short for “Society for Cutting Up Men”, and the manifesto is Valerie Solanas’ infamous text about why the destruction of the male sex is necessary, and her visions about a society free of men ... Read full review

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I always view society as ever in a state of tension between mainstream views and more radical ones. That tension eventually resolves over time via the assimilation (and/or co-opting) of the less ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Valerie Solanas (1936-1988) wrote "Up Your Ass," a play; appeared in 1, A Man, a film by Andy Warhol; and then shot Andy Warhol in 1968. She was sent to a psychiatric hospital and released after three years.

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