S.C.U.M. Manifesto. (Society for Cutting Up Men) by Valerie Solanas. Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant. SCUM Manifesto is a radical feminist manifesto by Valerie Solanas, published in It argues that men have ruined the world, and that it is up to women to fix  Publication date‎: ‎ (self-published); For a taste of SCUM Manifesto, click here. Contents Foreword: Michelle Tea SCUM Manifesto: Valerie Solanas About Valerie Solanas: Freddie rd‎: ‎Michelle Tea.


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Never getting one's way leads to lack of self-confidence in one's ability to cope with the world and to a passive acceptance of the status quo.

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Mother loves her kids, although she sometimes gets angry, but anger blows over quickly and even while it exists, doesn't preclude love and basic acceptance. Fear scum manifesto valerie solanas anger and hatred combined with a lack of self-confidence in one's ability to cope with and change scum manifesto valerie solanas world, or even to affect in the slightest way one's own destiny, leads to a mindless belief that the world and most people in it are nice and the most banal, trivial amusements are great fun and deeply pleasurable.

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Every boy wants to imitate his mother, be her, fuse with her, but Daddy forbids this; he is the mother; scum manifesto valerie solanas gets to fuse scum manifesto valerie solanas her.

It is the increase of fatherhood, resulting from the increased and more widespread affluence that fatherhood needs in order to thrive, that has caused the general increase of mindlessness and the decline of women in the United States since the s.

The effect of fathers, in sum, has been to corrode the world with maleness. The male has a negative Midas Touch -- everything he touches turns to shit.


Suppression of Individuality, Animalism domesticity and motherhoodand Functionalism: The male is just a bunch of conditioned reflexes, incapable of a scum manifesto valerie solanas free response; he is tied to he earliest conditioning, determined completely by his past experiences.

His earliest experiences are with his mother, and he is throughout his life tied to her. It never becomes completely clear to the make that he is not part of his mother, that he is he and she is she.

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Reducing the female to an animal, to Mama, scum manifesto valerie solanas a male, is necessary for psychological as well as practical reasons: He has no deep-seated individuality, which stems from what intrigues you, what scum manifesto valerie solanas yourself absorbs you, what you're in relation to.

Completely self-absorbed, capable of being in relation only to their bodies and physical sensations, males differ from each other only to the degree and in the ways they attempt to defend against their passivity and against their desire to be female.

The female's individuality, which he is acutely aware of, but which he doesn't comprehend and isn't capable of relating to or grasping emotionally, frightens and upsets him and fills him with envy.

So he denies it in her and proceeds to define everyone in terms of his or her function or use, assigning to himself, of course, the most important functions -- doctor, president, scientist -- therefore providing himself with an identity, if not individuality, and tries to convince himself and women he's succeeded best at convincing women that the female function is to bear scum manifesto valerie solanas raise children and to relax, comfort and boost the ego if the male; that her function is such as to make her interchangeable with every other female.

In actual fact, the female function is to relate, groove, love and be herself, scum manifesto valerie solanas by anyone else; the male function is to produce sperm.

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In actual fact, the female function is to explore, discover, invent, solve problems crack jokes, make music -- all with love. In other words, create a magic world. Although the male, being ashamed of what he is and almost of everything he does, insists on privacy and secrecy in all aspects of his life, he has no real regard for privacy.

Being empty, scum manifesto valerie solanas being a complete, separate being, having no scum manifesto valerie solanas to groove on and needing to be constantly in female company, he sees nothing at all wrong in intruding himself on any woman's thoughts, even a total stranger's, anywhere at any time, but rather feels indignant and insulted when put down for doing so, as well as confused -- he can't, for the life of him, understand why anyone would prefer so much as one minute of solitude to the company of any creep around.


Isolation, Suburbs, and Prevention of Community: Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units. Desperately insecure, fearing his woman will leave him if she is exposed to other men or to anything remotely resembling life, the male seeks to isolate her from other men and from what little civilization there is, so he scum manifesto valerie solanas her out to the suburbs, a collection of self-absorbed couples and their kids.

There is yet another reason for the male to isolate himself: Trapped inside scum manifesto valerie solanas, emotionally isolated, unable to relate, the male has a horror of civilization, people, cities, situations requiring an ability to understand and relate to people.