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I mean, I knew what I was getting into when I bought this but still, there’s a difference between knowing something and seeing it through my own glasses. It is sckm rhetoric. A Sourcebook for Modern Readers. Of course, I suppose Solanas would expect men to take care of this. Archived from the original on 31 January In Patricia Juliana Smith.

SCUM Manifesto

Various critics, scholars, and journalists have analyzed the Manifesto and Solanas’s statements regarding it. This is why I don’t understand the manifesto as hyperbole or satire, nor do I feel entirely comfortable saying that the text represents the author’s “true beliefs.

He is a completely isolated unit, incapable of rapport with anyone.

However, though “SCUM” originally stood for “Society for Cutting Up Men”, as evidenced inside one edition, [97] [i] this phrase actually occurs nowhere in the text. But, for the short time you spend reading this book fuck that shit and forget about it and read the book as the valuable Swift-like satire it indeed amounts to.


Not because it was disgusting, but because it was so trippy and manifidsto that the person who wrote it had to be a different brand of insane and oh, my goodness, Solanas she shot Warhol because she genuinely believed that men are BAAAAD. scuum

There is a fine line between crazy and inspired. She wrote the SCUM Manifestoan essay on patriarchal culture advocating the creation of an all-female society. It is very special reading someone who is fearless about some really big human issues.

Solanas was claimed as an ‘important spokeswoman’ by the radical wing of NOW The writing, however, is awfuland on its face, horribly offensive. But it was not a healing xcum.

The Scum Manifesto

As strange and repulsive this manifesto may be, it does attest to the fact that Sum was a powerful writer. Solanas manifesto brilliantly witty, and for those scardey cat, humorless males that say “but she tried to kill someone! The commune, therefore, is doomed to failure. While, according to Lyon, the Manifesto is irreverent and witty, [75] according to Siegel the Manifesto “articulated bald female rage” [76] [d] and Jansen says the Manifesto is “shocking” and breathtaking.

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It is painful political poetry from the oppressed person at its cruelest. They’re not dangerous ideas, merely nonsensical ones. I didn’t know it was possible for me to be unable to critic something because god knows I scm to bitch, but Solanas did it.


Marmorstein, Robert 13 June The SCUM women mock the way in which certain men run the world and legitimize their power, Winkiel contends.

SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas

But reading it I felt like my anger regarding the injustice women live everyday was understood and validated. Faso, Frank; Lee, Henry 5 June It’s beautiful in theory and tragic in reality. Object of the satire could be misogynist discourse i. It’s so right on and so way off. From the barely concealed snuff films featuring sexy chicks being hacked to pieces that populate multiplexes and Netflix and stuff to thoroughly mainstream porn that constantly reinforces misogynistic ideology by in essence ‘killing’ off any part of a woman that separates her from an ego-boosting, pleasure-giving machine.

Her brief improvisatory bit in Warhol’s film, I, a Man shows that she had a sharp if rough-edged wit. University of Michigan Press.