SCUM was a radical, man-hating, feminist group started in 1968. There’s still some question if it was real, really political, or just really funny. It’s Manifesto argues that men have ruined the world and that women should take over society once they’ve eliminated the guys. Of course they would have to save their sperm which, to me, kind of defeats the purpose. “Keep-them-in-their-place” males have actually used SCUM quotes in their arguments as representative of feminists! Who’s crazier in that mix?
From WikiPedia: “the SCUM Manifesto generated a range of reactions, including that it was utopian, feminist, pre-feminist, crusading, embarrassing, irreverent, funny, outrageous, and satiric but not a put-on.” My favorite part is that men are so obsessed with sex, “they’d cross a river of snot and vomit if there was a friendly pussy on the other side.” Of course that’s true but euuuu……….
SCUM’s founder, Valerie Solanus, had some sort of creative dispute with that symbol of hunky male meat: Andy Warhol. She ended the discussion by shooting him. He lived – she got 3-years – and life went on. Over the years there have been movies, books, and even a rock group based on the organization – you can find them all on Google if you have nothing better to do.
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