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The focus of this edition is not on the nostalgic appeal of the work, but on Avital Ronell’s incisive introduction, “Deviant Payback: The Aims of Valerie Solanas.” Here is a reconsideration of Solanas’s infamous text in light of her social milieu, Derrida’s “The Ends of Man” (written in the same year), Judith Butler’s Excitable Speech, Nietzsche’s Ubermensch and notorious feminist icons from Medusa, Medea and Antigone, to Lizzie Borden, Lorenna Bobbit and Aileen Wournos, illuminating the evocative exuberance of Solanas’s dark tract.
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Posted March 4, 2013
I gotta say that this is a terrible work of literature. These are basically Hitler-esque ideas masquerading as feminism. This isn't feminism. This is flat-out misandry. If you don't know what it means, look it up. There is a very fine line between fighting for equality in all aspects of sociopolitical culture (feminism) and desiring the enslavement and termination of all men (misandry). And the fact that the only two people to rate this book are a girl who read it right after breaking up with her boyfriend, which already probably sent her into a misandristic tailspin, and a 16-year-old "radical" teen girl doesn't say very much about this book at all. I'm sorry, but I gotta rate this a 1, just to knock it down a peg due to its Hitler-esque philosophy.
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Posted February 27, 2010
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Posted May 26, 2001
i just got over a breakup and was sick of guys. My friend gave me the book and when i started to read it, all I could do was laugh about her view of men. It makes you realize how stupid they really are.
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