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SCUM Manifesto: The Argument for a "Male Misogyny"

  • Angela Acampora Furman University


By examining Valerie Solanas’s use of visual imagery, an abrasive ethos, and the ironic deployment of the symbolic SCUM (the Society for Cutting Up Men) in her 1960s’ SCUM Manifesto, this essay seeks to provide an understanding of an important radical feminist text of the women’s rights era.

Author Biography

Angela Acampora, Furman University

Angela Acampora will graduate from Furman University in spring 2014 with a BA in Political Science. She currently serves as an admissions ambassador for Furman University and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She plans on attending law school in the fall of 2014.

How to Cite
Acampora, A. (2015). SCUM Manifesto: The Argument for a "Male Misogyny". Young Scholars in Writing, 9, 137-144. Retrieved from
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