SCUM Manifesto

SCUM ManifestoEl Manifiesto SCUM, Publicado En 1967 Por Valerie Solanas, Es Un Libro Que Ofrece Una Teor A Hom Loga A La Teor A De Envidia Del Falo De Sigmund Freud, Se Enmarca Dentro Del Feminismo Radical De Los A Os 60 Valerie Solanas Realiza Una Teor A A Trav S Del Manifiesto SCUM, Valerie Solanas Expresa Las Ideas Que Se Ten An De Las Mujeres En La Sociedad De Aquella Poca Y Que Permanecen Vigentes En La Actualidad Acerca De La Concepci N De La Mujer En Sentido Inverso, Es Decir Aplic Ndolas A Los Hombres Siguiendo Las L Neas De Freud Acerca De La Teor A De La Envidia Del Falo Por Parte De La Mujer, La Autora Realiza Una Paradoja, Dando A Entender Que Es El Hombre El Que Siente Envidia De La Mujer Y Que Por Eso Se Ve Ridiculizado Y Desea Tomar Su Posici N, Fingiendo Y Creando Problemas.El Manifiesto Era Poco Conocido Hasta Que Solanas Intent Matar A Andy Warhol En 1968 Este Acontecimiento Trajo La Atenci N P Blica Significativa Al Manifiesto Y A Solanas.Tomado En Un Inicio Como Una Ofensa O Una Broma Sat Rica Por La Cultura Popular, En Realidad Manifiesto SCUM Expresa Lo Que Los Hombres Pensaban De Las Mujeres En Sentido Inverso. I am both a walking dildo and a walking abortion I, like every man, know deep down that I m a worthless piece of shit Well, shit Look, here s the thing People either compare this to something like A Modest Proposal or they dismiss it as the work of a raving lunatic Very few feminists would agree with Solanas Especially since Solanas has lots of really offensive shit to say about women, especially women who like fucking dudes raving sex maniacs is a very mild example The manifesto is intellectually inconsistent, stupid, frustrating and thoroughly enlightening all at once She makes exactly zero points that aren t obvious and few that wouldn t have been obvious at the time But the worth of the thing is in its presentation Regardless of whether or not Solanas believed everything she wrote, the manifesto is an interesting reversal of exactly the kind of shit men have been saying about women for fucking ever Check out Youtube comments, subreddits, comments on porn sites Note how often and how easily women are openly talked about as being good only for fucking Note that this is about as mild as the comments get Read this manifesto it s short then consider how just about everything Solanas says has exact parallels in misogynistic discourse Which is everywhere If you re a dude and have been around other dudes, you ve probably come across this language I ve made it, like, a mission not to hang out with frat boys and shit But I ve still come across this kind of thing I ve b
I deeply resent that the top reviews for this book are written by men May the ghost of Valerie Solanas haunt all of you The SCUM Manifesto is important to me because it represents every irrational thought I ve had when I ve been angry and, due to both rage and social constraints placed around the proper expression of women s emotion, unable to express them In The SCUM Manifesto , these thoughts are presented as justified and even logical When I read The SCUM Manifesto, I feel legitimized 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 The thoughts and sentiments expressed within take refuge in their audacity The manifesto contains everything that isn t supposed to be said in society, polite or otherwise, therefore it can t po
I had no idea how to prepare for college, nor any idea what to do once I got there I just knew that my friends were going, and I didn t want to get a job I started by perming my hair This seemed, somehow, the most logical step, though apparently nobody told any of my friends this, and if asked where I d gotten the idea, I likely would have replied I am going to college and fled, crying and punching myself I then went to T.J Maxx and bought a bunch of weird looking clothes Lots of vibrant plaids Unintentionally, I ended up with an entirely non matching wardrobe, which if impractical was sort of impressive, though it owed less to an alternative perspective than to the fact that I did not comprehend the concept of matching clothes When I got to campus, my roommate was athletic and wealthy and attractive, all of which was terrifying, so I immediately left my belongings piled on my bunk and made a hasty departure, returning to the dorm only intermittently throughout the semester whenever my smelliness began to seriously encroach on my own respiration I walked a
Since an early age, women are told to look past the misogyny in much so called great art Screw that Here is a hilarious answer to 2,000 or years of patriarchal oppression Solanas is brilliantly witty, and for those scardey cat, humorless males that say but she tried to kill someone the answer to that is so did Norman Mailer And William Burroughs actually KILLED his wife, but we would NEVER hold that against these GREAT WRITERS , now, would we AlthusserI m sure the list goes on of great artists and writers who have treated the women in their lives like specks of fecal matterOf course this book will not appeal to the male identifiers and wussy little daddy s girls who mistakenly think that the patriarchy benefits them in some way, but they ll find out the har
Gotta love this book It s so right on and so way off It s beautiful in theory and tragic in reality. Hey, I wrote a book How can I get this published Nobody will touch it What if I tried to kill a famous person Hello fame If SCUM ever marches, it will be over the President s stupid, sickening face if SCUM ever strikes, it will be in the dark with a six inch blade.As near as this biological accident of feeble brain and weak will can tell, this book is the Modest Proposal of second wave feminism By proposing an idea so ridiculous, so genocidal and violent, so stereotyping and repulsive, the author asks questions about the silent limitations and gilded cages of women in the mid 20th century I once got into an animated discussion over beer about this book I was asked if any man had ever advocated such violence against women I said yes If you swapped the gender roles of men and women in this book, you could quickly find the biases in Reddit comments, on YouTube discussions, on any news comments section for
I m reading this, as a man of course, and cheering on Solanas bad ass, hilarious, blunt force trauma, withering, genocidal rant against men If I might make a crude equation, my irrational response might correlate to a Jew cheering on Hitler at the Nuremberg rallies Yes, it is a crude equation I m not in danger but you get my drift.But seriously, this manifesto a fuck load fun than Marx s Communist Manifesto half makes me want to march into the mountain to my demise like the rat I am being male , led by the Pied Piper s siren song of pussy.This magnificently breathless, radical feminist tirade filled with contradictions, sweeping generalizations, anti elitism, paranoia and pretty much rocks I found myself agreeing with Solanas assessment of men probably than I ought to But seriously, she does pin down a lot of the insecurities and drives for control that have fucked up the world under the domination
On one hand, Valerie Solanas self published 1968 incendiary quasi treatise, the SCUM Manifesto, is a full on attack of the male dominated status quo of 20th century American society, and if viewed as a vicious satire la Swift s A Modest Proposal is written in as spirited and vile a voice as any one of the many vitriolic grotesqueries to be found in the best of Alexander Theroux s writing The manifesto s humble opinion is that women are the only half of our species that deserve to live and that we would all be better off if the other half those mindless, talentless meat machines we call men were made extinct as quickly as possible This set up allows Solanas to stab many small knives into notions such as patriarchy, democracy, capitalism, marriage, labor, sexual identity, and my personal favorite Western Culture s awful and shameful habit of dismissing art made by women as not as important as the serious work of men, as seen in the following passage The male artistic aim being, not to communicate having nothing inside him, he has nothing to say , but to disguise his animalism, he resorts to symbolism and obscurity deep stuff The vast majority of people, particularly the educated ones, lacking faith in their own judgement, humble, respectful of authority Daddy knows best is translated into adult language as Critic knows best, Writer knows best, Ph.D knows best , are easily conned into believing that obscurity, evasiveness
cute book, and a handy guide for getting rid of some of these annoying guys crowding up the planet valerie solanas is adorable