Posts tagged ‘valerie solanas’

February 4th, 2013

Today a writer told me she saw SCUM in my office when we were talking about her assignment, and then…

Today a writer told me she saw SCUM in my office when we were talking about her assignment, and then she adopted a cat and named it Valerie Solanas. THIS IS ALL I HOLD DEAR IN LIFE MY FRIENDS.

December 3rd, 2012

farahjoon: not going to waste any time reblogging this because I want to enjoy my Sunday night, but…

farahjoon:

not going to waste any time reblogging this because I want to enjoy my Sunday night, but seriously? like, Andy Warhol was a piece of shit who exploited a lot of people. also, have you even read SCUM? I would rather see folks unpack and problematize SCUM than waste life reading/talking about bourgie excrement like The Feminine Mystique.

before I go, I just wanna say that one of the things I secretly love about the writings of Valerie Solanas is how they very brashly and unapologetically pit women against each other. we need to talk about this. we need to talk about girl-hate. we need to talk about the fictions of solidarity. all of these things are so important — we must learn to look these monsters in the eye and embrace the fuck out of them.

Relevant.

November 25th, 2012

theswinginsixties: Andy Warhol showing scars from his shooting…



theswinginsixties:

Andy Warhol showing scars from his shooting in 1968. Photo by David Montgomery.

I like to think of it as her shooting.

November 21st, 2012

TRIGGER WARNING: a revenge poem

travelcoat:


MEN TAKE EVERYTHING
MEN CAN TAKE
EVERYTHING, FETISHIZE
EVERYTHING THEY CAN TAKE, MEN DO
TAKE EVERYTHING

CAN SAY,
“I wanted
to be the beautiful
woman
victim who
cries”
CAN SAY
“I wanted
to explore
the OTHER”
CAN SAY
“Being a victim
has its benefits”
BECAUSE THE OPPRESSED,
THE OTHERS, THE WE,
WE THE VICTIMS HAVE
OUR COMMUNITIES
OF OTHER
VICTIMS


Chorus:
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AHA HA HA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHHHHHH AHHHHAAHHH HAAAH HAAAAHHHHAAA


MEN can like us best
when we are sad
AND DEGRADED
Because our sadness
makes us more “HUMAN”
and “RELATABLE”

MERYL STREEP renders our
sadness “HUMAN”
and”RELATABLE”

which is a sneaky way
to really say
“I DON’T KNOW HOW
TO SEE YOU
AS HUMAN
IN ANY OTHER STATE”
and
“ACTUALLY
YOU’RE STILL
NOT HUMAN”

Men can say
“Women are more
interesting because
they are more
constructed”

“YOU CAN DO MORE
WITH THEIR HAIR
AND MAKE UP
BUT MAYBE
I ONLY
THINK THAT
BECAUSE
I AM A MAN.”

Chorus:
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AHA HA HA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHHHHHH AHHHHAAHHH HAAAH HAAAAHHHHAAA

Jane can’t even cry without feeling sick:
I can’t even cry
without feeling
sick—you take
EVERYTHING

and I am beautiful
and other in my tears

Meanwhile your
mostly white
upper middle class
audience will continue
to kiss your ass

will forever kiss
your ass because
the art world
loves an “edgy”
white man
who vampirizes
the suffering
of Others.

Chorus:
What a Radical Never Before Seen Performance! HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA AHA HA HA HAHAHAHA HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHHHHHH AHHHHAAHHH HAAAH HAAAAHHHHAAA AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


In Which I Shear My Hair
Cut Off My Tits
AND THROW IT ALL ON STAGE:

Valerie Solanas Styled Her Hair
and Wore Lipstick and Makeup
The Day She Shot andy warhol.

Shhhshhshhhear my hair like Vvvvvalerie
and take her gun take her gun
and take her gun take her gun take her gun

Look at My Beautiful Victimhood
My Lovely Expression of COMMUNITY,
it is a fucking bullet in your god
damned side.

It will be a contracted
scar you can profit off of,
Don’t Worry,
I Would Not Leave You Penniless,

I Will Give You MY
Gift of Knowing
How Beautifully Tragic and
Interesting

it is to be a victim

Beautiful revenge work by travelcoat, who writes:

dedicated to Ane Lan: may you contract some new kind of disease, may you shit out every single one of your organs one by one, may there be no cure, only your “tragic” male suffering

October 18th, 2012

“SCUM will keep on destroying, looting, fucking-up and…



“SCUM will keep on destroying, looting, fucking-up and killing until the money-work system no longer exists and automation is completely instituted or until enough women co-operate with SCUM to make violence unnecessary to achieve these goals.”

October 18th, 2012

VALERIE LIVES

When i walked into the Feminist Press office today, the first thing I heard was someone saying “I just got my period!” which is so apropos. Also on the way there I passed a busker singing “Adia.” Magicked times.

September 15th, 2012

Photo



June 17th, 2012

judyxberman: violencegirl: “Life in this society being, at…



judyxberman:

violencegirl:

“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to any woman, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking girls only to undermine the government; to reassess and reorganize the senseless, archaic legal system (and initiate a more effective method of enforcement), to stop the blind acceptance of implausible media role models, to re-educate apathetic female puppets who distort the image and impair the evolution of women…and to repair men.”

Castration Squad Manifesto, 1980. With acknowledgment to Valerie Solanas.

Since I don’t have any Castration Squad, throwing on The Bags comp in celebration of this.

IT’S ALL SO GOOD. Alice, Mary, Valerie, all of my heros.

May 25th, 2012

I was rereading this today and thought how nice that he compares SCUM Manifesto to the Temple of Dendur in terms of cultural artifacts.

I was rereading this today and thought how nice that he compares SCUM Manifesto to the Temple of Dendur in terms of cultural artifacts.:

And also that if someone had published Lolita as L.O.L.I.T.A, Lessons Of a Lecherous Incestuous Trust-betraying child Abuser AND RAPIST or something and Nabokov shot the person responsible, people would be sticking up for him pretty hardcore.

April 20th, 2012

relevant also note: “languorous femininity”



relevant

also note: “languorous femininity”