American Thinker: Remember SCUM? In 1967, a seriously mentally-ill radical feminist, Valerie Solanas, self-published the original SCUM Manifesto. Despite Solanas’s later insistence that SCUM was not an acronym, an ad she penned for The Village Voice used the subtitle, “Society for Cutting Up Men.”
In subsequent editions, publishers kept the violent rhetoric along with images of long knives on the covers. After Solanas shot artist Andy Warhol in 1968, sales of her anti-male treatise promoting the elimination of all men, the overthrow of capitalism, and the establishment of female supremacy skyrocketed.
Today, feminists pay homage to the tract and its author.
Feministcurrent.com urges its followers to “bone up on your righteous man-hating” by reading the manifesto. One commenter in July 2017 wrote: “What I love about this book is how it promotes straightforward man-hating. Blaming men for the ills of the world is underrated. Women have been under siege for centuries, and resistance feels exhilarating…”
Solanas’s manifesto opens up with the following declaration:
Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and destroy the male sex.
Later in her text, Solanas goes nuclear, suggesting that the “thrill-seeking” women act like “hateful, violent b‑‑‑‑‑‑ given to slamming those who unduly irritate them in the teeth, who’d sink a shiv into a man’s chest or ram an icepick up his a‑‑‑‑‑‑ as soon as look at him, if they knew they could get away with it.”
The manifesto’s premise is clear. Men are scum and deserve to die. MORE