Manifesto by Valerie Solanas, with publisher's preface by Maurice Girodias, introduction by Vivian Gornick, cover photo by Fred W. McDarrah. "Only three years ago we used to make fun of Valerie Solanas, agitator, writer, and would-be revolutionary -- with her wild, insane radical feminism... Then we were horrified when she shot Andy Warhol in 1968, just to make a point: to wit, that man's world is corrupt beyond redemption and must be physically defeated, captured and colonized by women if it is to be saved from self-destruction. And today every one of her words rings like a prophecy ... Long before Kate Millett, she denounced men's sexual politics, their childish and destructive egomania. Much more ferociously than Betty Friedan, she attacked the deep social and moral injustice of our society, its hopelessness and despair, deriving from centuries of male domination. This violent, excessive, obnoxious and totally fascinating little book has suddenly become the Charter of all female revolutionaries. It is a document of our time. a resounding piece of polemic that will change the course of our destiny. A new preface by Vivian Gornick serves as a brilliant commentary and introduction to this new edition -- and adds to it the point of view of today's Women's Liberation militants. No one should presume to discus what is happening to American society today, who has not yet read SCUM MANIFESTO." -- from book's back cover.