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Scum Manifesto [Englisch] [Gebundene Ausgabe]

Valerie Solanas , Avital Ronell
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17. Mai 2004
SCUM Manifesto was considered one of the most outrageous, violent and certifiably crazy tracts when it first appeared in 1968. Valerie Solanas, the woman who shot Andy Warhol, self-published this work just before her rampage against the king of Pop Art made her a household name and resulted in her confinement to a mental institution. But the Manifesto, for all its vitriol, is impossible to dismiss as just the rantings of a lesbian lunatic. In fact, the work has indisputable prescience, not only as a radical feminist analysis light-years ahead of its timepredicting artificial insemination, ATMs, a feminist uprising against under-representation in the artsbut also as a stunning testament to the rage of an abused and destitute woman.

The focus of this edition is not on the nostalgic appeal of the work, but on Avital Ronell’s incisive introduction, “Deviant Payback: The Aims of Valerie Solanas.” Here is a reconsideration of Solanas’s infamous text in light of her social milieu, Derrida’s “The Ends of Man” (written in the same year), Judith Butler’s Excitable Speech, Nietzsche’s Ubermensch and notorious feminist icons from Medusa, Medea and Antigone, to Lizzie Borden, Lorenna Bobbit and Aileen Wournos, illuminating the evocative exuberance of Solanas’s dark tract.

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 80 Seiten
  • Verlag: Verso; Auflage: New edition (17. Mai 2004)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1859845533
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859845530
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 19,1 x 14,3 x 1,4 cm
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"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...Valerie Solanas"


The focus of this edition is not on the nostalgic appeal of SCUM. Rather, in a characteristically brilliant and erudite introduction, renowned scholar Avita Ronell reconsiders Solanas's infamous text in light of the social milieu in which it was written, and reinterprets its status as a cult classic. Ronell writes, "Maybe the Solanas tract was payback: it was clocked to strike the time of response to all shameless woman-hating manifestos and their counterparts, the universalizers." She conjures Derrida's "The Ends of Man" (written in the same year), Judith Butler's Excitable Speech, Nietzsche's Ubermensch, and the notorious feminist icons from Medusa, Medea, and Antigone, to Lizzie Borden, Lorenna Bobbitt and Aileen Wournos, illuminating the evocative exuberance of Solana's dark tract. "IsSCUM 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..." - Valerie Solanas "Sometimes you have to scream to be heard." - Avital Ronell

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5.0 von 5 Sternen very good 2. Oktober 2013
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I have received the book in time. the book was new. I am very satisfied with the purchase and with the book.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen If Hitler was a woman 7. Oktober 2013
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It's funny how people consider this book a work of "feminist" literature. It's kinda funny how people consider Valerie Solanas a "feminist", when she was a misandrist. There is a difference between feminism and misandry, and this is a work of misandry, not feminism. Feminism is a movement concerned with sociopolitical equality for women who wish to be viewed as equals to men in the workplace as well as other aspects of society. Writing a book about the enslavement and termination of men is nothing short of the Hitler-esque ramblings of a schizophrenic misandrist who was clearly out of her mind, and I'm not just throwing around "schizophrenic" like it's a funny word to use, Valerie Solanas really was schizophrenic. Now, having said that, this book, in no way, deserves to be taken seriously as feminist literature. It's psychotic hate speech, much like Mein Kempf. I'm just glad this woman never rose to any amount of political power.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen The Society For Cutting Up Men 27. Dezember 2009
Von Ashtar Command - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I'm not sure what to make of the SCUM Manifesto, a notorious pseudo-feminist tract by Valerie Solanas, the "crazed lesbian" who tried to kill pop artist Andy Warhol. First published in 1968, it has been republished many times since, and is also available free on-line.

Personally, I suspect the Manifesto is intended as parody. After all, it reverses all traditional patriarchal arguments against women, turning them against men instead: men are "incomplete women", they are "emotional cripples" suffering from constant neuroses, they are jealous of female genitalia (compare Freud's patriarchal theory that women are jealous of male genitalia), etc. She claims that men are closer to nature than women, being nothing else than apes in costume - a reversal of the argument that women are closer to nature. The Manifesto also seems to parody the mad, male scientist by proposing genetic engineering to get rid of all men.

Solanas constantly claims that men aren't manly enough, that they really want to cling to Mama and her big breasts and that all men secretly want to become transvestites. Did she really believe this? It sounds like deliberately provocative statements, intended to provoke the insecure macho into a frenzy. In other words, Solanas was trolling!

The SCUM Manifesto also contain quite entertaining attacks on hippies and more rambling criticisms of modern art, pop music, advertising and other phenomena not to the author's liking.

The Manifesto becomes less humorous when it calls for terrorist attacks on men, while also arguing that a Men's Auxillary should be set up for men who support the cause of feminism (an unexpected turn in a misandrist document).

Apparently, Valerie Solanas said in an interview nine years after the publication of her manifesto that the whole thing was intended as satire to generate debate. In the event, it mostly generated heat, since Solanas attempted to murder Andy Warhol and a few other people shortly after publishing the tract. She is believed to have had serious mental problems. This has led many people to believe that she intended the SCUM Manifesto quite seriously. After all, SCUM is widely believed to be an acronym for "Society for Cutting Up Men".

Regardless of why Valerie Solanas wrote her pamphlet, one sure wonders why it has become an icon of both modern art, radical feminism and anti-feminism?

Satire or not, had the women's liberation movement been stronger in the United States, the SCUM Manifesto would have been sidelined to the margins pretty quickly. After all, it's not *really* a good text (despite the attacks on the hippies), but a rambling and incoherent piece, filled with sexually explicit language and swearwords.

Perhaps its best approached as...pop art.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Contains more hatred than Mein Kampf - and must be rejected on the same grounds 20. Dezember 2007
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This book can only possibly be enjoyed today by those who, seventy-five years ago in Germany, would have raved over the original inspiration for this drivel. Another time, another place, another scapegoat for one's physical, intellectual and spiritual deficiencies with deep inferiority complexes, whether it be Jew in one age, or white heterosexual male in another. This Feminazi drivel must be rejected by all woman's rights activists and feminists like Germans rejected Mein Kampf, because until then, no-one can take anything they say seriously. One can only imagine what genocide would have taken place if fate had ever placed this misguided victimologist in charge of a dictatorship like Adolf was, and all men can be grateful that love, truth and understanding always prevail in the long run, while hate-filled misfits like Solanas are only respected by like individuals of the same character, which is clearly evident from a quick scan of the reviews of this bile.

I give this book 2 stars only to get around Amazon's 1 star filtering policy. Far from deserving a single star, it's not even fit to be used as toilet paper.
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Wow 19. Juli 2011
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Ronell bored me to death and I put it down for a two months and picked it up last night. Just totally skipped the introduction by Ronell and a suggest you do to.

The SCUM Manifesto. Society for Cutting Up Men (S-C-U-M). Before we begin the review it is necessary to say a word about its author Valerie Solanas. She was a product of the social upheavel of the 1960's. Radical to say the least, but more on that later. Solanas is the woman who shot Andy Warhol. Before she shot Warhol, she wrote and produced a few plays parroting her feminist views. Advocating militancy and finally becoming militant, Solanas ensured her place in popculture history even if only as a footnote.

Solanas wastes no time in cutting up men. In the second paragraph she lays the basis for her arguement: men are incomplete women.
"The male is a biological accident: the Y (male) gene is an imcomplete X (female) gene, that is, it has an incomplete set of chromosones. In other words, the male is an incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage. To be male is to be deficient..."

Okay, so far so good. The premise has be laid down, now to see where Solanas goes with it. Unfortunately from here on it falls apart logically and leaves all sanity behind.

Solanas' critique on her world in 1967 is one of oppression where morality is manifested as being under the heel of man socially and economically. In response to this perception, she states that all women must become SCUM (Society for Cuttin Up Men). The SCUM must abolish the money/work system, begin total automation, and kill all men.
"Just as humans have a prior right to existence over dogs by virtue of being more highly evolved and having a superior consciousness, so women have a prior right to exist over men. The elimination of any male is, therefore, a righteous and good act, an highly beneficial to women as well as an act of mercy."

Government, religion, and "great" culture are all institutions that keep women in their place, and therefore, should be destroyed as well.

Solanas goes on to say that science is on the pawn of the industrial complex a.k.a making money and rarely benefits womankind. According to Solanas science could eradicate all disease and even aging itself in a few short weeks if it was motivated.

As I read deeper into the manifesto, it was clear she was angry at everything male which she percieved as oppressive to women and ultimately herself. She paints men as animals, when infact, she proposed a savage new world. An alternatvie with no men in the world to clear up the problems she saw at the heel of man.

An interesting read as a whole, but only as an exercise in curiousity. The SCUM Manifesto was written in all seriousness by Solanas, but cannot be taken seriously. It should be read as a cautionary tale to sleep in the back of your mind. Only coming to the surface when you hear or see some radical militant spewing their rhetoric. To anyone who advocates anarchy, ask yourself are you really serious...
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1.0 von 5 Sternen a lot of people don't get it. 14. März 2009
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What many other reviewers seem to have missed is that this manifesto is a philosophical work, and like many other works of philosophy, it is not to be taken literally in many instances but rather to be interpreted beyond what is written on the page. The mention of killing off "man" is to be taken as the killing off of the notion and institution of masculinity. Masculinity, as demonstrated time and again, is a destructive, isolating, and oppressive force within the world and serves no other purpose than the to enforce subservience certainly over women, but also over all people, whether mentally or physically, in their everyday lives. Solanas calls for the abolition of masculinity much in the same way that Nietzche calls for the abolition of humanity as it is so as to enable the Ubermensch to emerge. They are both looking towards a more positive future, even if many perceive them as being evil, psychotic, or anti-human. I am male and view this as an important and life-affirming work of writing and remain to be confused as to how it could be viewed as otherwise. I gave this one star so that this review would be read, much in the same way that by shooting Warhol Solanas enabled the spread of her ideas farther and faster than by any other means, in reality it deserves at least four. Enjoy.
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