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(2016),

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COMBAHEE

351

353

363

(1977), 370

372

WOMEN’S

COLLECTIVE

COMBAHEE

378

REVOLUTIONARY 384

LAWS

hy chy/bitc o (1968) viii. wit . Manifest .H C T. .I. 72. W . .H W.I.T.C o (1968) Manifest (2013) 73. Bitch itchcraft Joreen calyptic W o of Apo Manifest e Th al . 74 Tradition y Peter Gre e Burial of tion for th ra O l ra 75. Fune od (1968) Womanho Sarachild matniek Kathie A ) 978–1987 (1 s sm 76. Trui zer Jenny Hol 970) anifesto (1 77. A M es Agnes Den

(1994), ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL 393

rg ker/cybo (excerpt) (1991) vi. hac sto ry g Manife irst Centu 55. Cybor Haraway Twenty-F o for the Donna Manifest t is in m fe 56. Cyber (1991) rix 4) VNS Mat Waver ifesto (201 , and May rtwee man olet Forest 57. cybe 1) ileman, Vi H 00 la (2 el et ri tern Gab on the In o) ing Peace acktivism 4) 58. Wag Ruffin (H 4.0) (200 Oxblood (Version

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GABRIELLA

HILEMAN, VIOLET FOREST, AND MAY

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POEM

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hy/punk ifesto (1991) vii. tras an d GRRRL M herited, an 62. RIOT ll , the Disin Bikini Ki mployed ne U e th amps, 63. To Tr (1884) Miserable rsons cy Lu E. Pa RLLLZZZ (2017) GiRRR SH A TR 64. Broeder sto (1973) Elizabeth A Manife en’s Art: 65. Wom RT 984) PO anifesto (1 VALIE EX ap Art? M r Why Che te e ea Th Th . 66 d Puppet Bread an sto (1999) y Manife orals in 67. Puss ise My M Animal omprom Bitch and Have to C to t an 3) W ’t ving (201 68. I Don Make a Li Order to ets (2015) Mop Buck Grimes hind the People be e Th . 69 Wallace 013) Elizabeth mmons (2 Moten Underco ifesto d Fred 70. The inist Man arney an ist: A Fem Stefano H in m a Fe ot N m A I 71. Why (2017) in Jessa Crisp

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KATIE

SILVIA

(2012),

HAWTHORNE • VAGINAL

MAFIA

(1974),

100

MANIFESTO

ORGASM AS A MASS HYSTERICAL

AGAINST

86

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SUSAN

(1992),

THE

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trans i. queer/ President (1992) ta 0) 1. I Wan This (199 ard ers Read Zoe Leon ifesto: Que ion Man at N er 2. Que an (1970) ACT UP tified Wom oman Iden 3. The W sbians Radicale o (1992) Manifest 4. Dyke engers 1) Lesbian Av erpt) (197 roach (exc 5. Do App pt) (1971) n sto (excer ife an Jill Johnsto Front M beration Li ay t G on 6. ration Fr o (1973) Gay Libe Pitchford Manifest l, Kenneth feminist 7) hn Knoebe Jo 00 7. The Ef y, (2 sk o st an D er Manife Steven F. s: A Que ng Border 1) 00 8. Undoi (2 ) pt sto (excer HAVOQ ist Manife ansfemin Tr e Th 9. a Emi Koyam Manifesto (2011) a Femme 10. Pajam om Katie Tastr Manifesto (2007) ian Mafia 11. Lesb n Mafia ia sb The Le

271 lor en of co ent (1977) ous/wom Collective Statem en ig d 281 iv. in e River Combahe (1970) ollective 33. The d Female e River C Black an Combahe Be 293 To : dy ble Jeopar 34. Dou . Beal n Lew, Va ta Frances M 8) Ri 96 t, ply (1 Joyce Hoy Sisters Re Rudolph, 295 35. The aden, Sue Robinson Patricia H d Patricia an t, oy H 7) 90 (1 Catherine o st 301 Manife Feminist 4) 36. The Laws (199 en ry Zh ) na n as Yi tio ist lu He303 n (Zapat en’s Revo Liberatio tista Wom (1970) National 37. Zapa beration Army of omen’s Li W d Zapatista an t emen olonial Black Mov 314 against C 38. The Rue : Rebelling Linda La ot Missing N d, re de ur M 4) ot N 01 39. iolence (2 s Gender V e Simpson ize El Dio 321 tasamosak Mujeres, Decolon Leanne Be ased: Er e th sto of ife an M 327 40. o (2015) American ragoza sto (2012) Crystal Za ife 333 an M ’s Wild Poet 41. The thorne 6) Susan Haw ter Platform (201 Lives Mat 42. Black s Matter Black Live rvival 341 terical Su dy Mass Hys v. sex/bo asm as a rg O l na 43. Vagi (1968) Response Atkinson Ti-Grace

hist st/anarc (1896) capitali Question 124 ii. anti d the Sex an hy rc 017) 14. Ana an dm ol l Strike (2 na io at Emma G rn 127 ’s Inte ) to Women One Less 15. Call enos (Not 4) M 97 na (1 U k i N wor 137 st House es Again 16. Wag rici 4) 97 Silvia Fede (1 o st 140 anife ) (2015) Singles M n (excerpt 17. The wards Alienatio r fo s Marie Ed ic 149 : A Polit eminism 18. Xenof boniks 2) Laboria Cu t Manifesto (198 152 l hafeminis ternationa 19. Anarc minist In Anarchafe 7) ts (201 01) 158 ican Beas (1967/20 20. Amer (excerpt) rm fo . at .D Pl o D.M Manifest s al Women ous Zone 183 21. Radic omen g Autonom Radical W Becomin ifesto for an M a: gi 185 22. Refu (2002) 7) subRosa 01 (2 198 ifesto oke Man (2010) 23. Altw s st Century ou 21 m e ny th no r A anifesto fo wer minist M d Nina Po 24. A Fe erman an Lindsey G 205 t y/violen gr 1) an 207 iii. an? (185 I a Wom 25. Ain’t r Truth Sojourne sto (1969) ife 210 an M tockings 26. Reds ings 4) 91 (1 Redstock o st 217 Manife Feminist 27. The y Lo a in M sto (1967) M Manife 28. SCU lanas Valerie So

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459

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BROEDER • W.I.T.C.H.

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MANIFESTO

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“A PLACE OF ASYLUM FOR THE RECUPERATION, REGENERATION AND RE-ENGINEERING OF ESSENTIAL CROPS THAT HAVE BEEN CORRUPTED BY CAPITALIST VIRUSES AND AGRIBUSINESS GREED.” REFUGIA: MANIFESTO FOR BECOMING

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AUTONOMOUS ZONES, SUBROSA, 2002


I am not an identity artist just because I am a Black artist with multiple selves.

THE FEMINIST MANIFESTO MINA LOY, 1914

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I am not grappling with notions of identity and representation in my art. I’m grappling with safety and futurity. We are beyond asking should we be in the room. We are in the room. We are also dying at a rapid pace and need a sustainable future. We need more people, we need better environments, we need places to hide, we need Utopian demands, we need culture that loves us. I am not asking who I am. I’m a Black woman and expansive in my Blackness and my queerness as Blackness and queerness are always already expansive. None of this is as simple as “identity and representation” outside of the colonial gaze. I reject the colonial gaze as the primary gaze. I am outside of it in the land of NOPE.

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revolutioN

classical

SELF-DETErMInATIOn

(“art for art’s sake”)

FuLL SEXuAL FrEEDOM

}

rEALIzATIOn OF ThE COnCEIvAbLE In ThE ACTuAL

art

modern art

(“COMMunISTIC AnArChy”)

esy . . . histo ry primi tiVe art and magic . . . proph

(“pure research”)

AnD pAn-wOrLD LIvIng

philosophy

rELIgIOn

}

pInESS” ALLOwIng ATTAInMEnT OF “hAp

(ideal)

science

empirical science

disappearance of “culture”

AESThETIC MODE

medicine

(“applied science”)

disappearance of class distinction and of the state (nationalism and imperialism)

(pragmatic)

}

disappearance of cultural sex, age, and race distinction and of the psychology of power etc.) (including “neurosis,” “suBlimation,”

TEChnOLOgICAL MODE

architecture

SOCIALISM

ArChITECTurE LAw AnD gOvErnMEnT, ETC.

(eVentual elimination of childhood, aging and death)

plow

modern industry

MErgIng OF ArT AnD rEALITy

goVt., law & commerce

CuLTurAL rEvOLuTIOn

. . . alphabet

scientific Breakthrough Breakdown of cultural categories

}

sword

medieval

Based on psychological diVision of responses for: realization of the conceiVaBle in the possiBle

middle class

lower class working class control of tool. . . fire. . . wheel. . . ore

culture

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increasing control of nature

adaption to nature

elite

aristocracy

deVelopment of artificial reproduction

(engels’ “BarBarism”)

dictatorship of the proletariat

(engels’ “saVagery”)

civilizaTion

ECOnOMIC rEvOLuTIOn

Based on diVision of laBor for: production of goods and serVices

nomads Tillers

proletarian reVolt ialism) (including the third world against imper

CLASS

n throughout history, all Based Various forms of social organizatio ng clan, race, nation, etc. on the Biological family unit–includi

multiple social options ld”) (including the reproductiVe “househo

Based on Biological diVision into sexes for: reproduction of the species

MATrIArChy pATrIArChy

“single standard” monogamy

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recorded history

SEXuAL rEvOLuTIOn

caste

moderN

feminist reVolt races) (also children and youth, oppressed

SEX

reNaissaNce

classical

DIALECTICS OF

ultimate goal

traNsitioN

THE DIALECTIC OF SEX SHULAMITH FIRESTONE, 1970


THAT

RACIAL

POLITICS

AND

INDEED RACISM ARE PERVASIVE FACTORS IN OUR LIVES DID NOT ALLOW US, AND STILL DOES NOT ALLOW MOST BLACK WOMEN, TO LOOK MORE DEEPLY INTO OUR OWN EXPERIENCES AND DEFINE THOSE THINGS THAT MAKE OUR LIVES WHAT THEY ARE AND OUR OPPRESSION SPECIFIC TO US.”

/ S U O N E G I IND R O L O C F O N E M O W

THE COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE STATEMENT

FACT

COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE, 1977

“THE


SURVIVAL RESPONSE, TI-GRACE ATKINSON, 1968

VAGINAL ORGASM AS A MASS HYSTERICAL

BODY SEX / BODY SEX / B


CYBERFEMINIST MANIFESTO FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, VNS MATRIX, 1991

CYBERTWEE MANIFESTO

“WE ARE THE VIRUS OF THE NEW WORLD DISORDER RUPTURING THE SYMBOLIC FROM WITHIN SABOTEURS OF BIG DADDY MAINFRAME”

GABRIELLA HILEMAN, VIOLET FOREST, AND MAY WAVER, 2014

G R O B Y C / R E K HAC


TRASHY/PUN

TRASHY/PUNK

RIOT GRRRL

BIKINI KILL, 1991

RASHY/PUNK


W

IT

H C

AGNES DENES, 1970

A MANIFESTO

T I W

H C

/ Y

I B

T I W

C T

H C

Y H

“BITCHES REFUSE TO SERVE, HONOR OR OBEY ANYONE. THEY DEMAND TO BE FULLY FUNCTIONING HUMAN BEINGS, NOT JUST SHADOWS. THEY WANT TO BE BOTH FEMALE AND HUMAN”

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I B

T I W

C T

H C

Y H

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BITCH MANIFESTO, JOREEN, 1968

C T

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CONTRIBUTORS

ACT UP ALDEBARAN ANARCHAFEMINIST INTERNATIONAL TI-GRACE ATKINSON FRANCES M. BEAL SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR BIKINI KILL BITCH AND ANIMAL BLACK LIVES MATTER THE BLOODSISTERS BOYFUNK BREAD AND PUPPET ELIZABETH BROEDER THE COMBAHEE RIVER COLLECTIVE JESSA CRISPIN CYBERTWEE STEVEN F. DANSKY AGNES DENES ANI DIFRANCO D.M.D. BETTY DODSON ANDREA DWORKIN MARIE EDWARDS ESKALERA KARAKOLA VALIE EXPORT SILVIA FEDERICI FEMINISTS FOR SEX WORKERS SHULAMITH FIRESTONE

GRIMES E. JANE JOREEN (AKA JO FREEMAN) JUDY FREESPIRIT THE GAY LIBERATION FRONT LINDSEY GERMAN EMMA GOLDMAN PETER GREY HACKTIVISMO DONNA HARAWAY STEFANO HARNEY SUSAN HAWTHORNE HAVOQ: HORIZONTAL ALLIANCE OF VERY (OR VAGUELY OR VORACIOUSLY) ORGANIZED QUEERS JENNY HOLZER LISA HYMAS METTE INGVARTSEN JILL JOHNSTON JOHN KNOEBEL EMI KOYAMA LINDA LA RUE ZOE LEONARD THE LESBIAN MAFIA MINA LOY FRED MOTEN NI UNA MENOS LUCY E. PARSONS KENNETH PITCHFORD

NINA POWER PAUL B. PRECIADO RADICALESBIANS RADICAL WOMEN REDSTOCKINGS SARA ROEBUCK VALENTINE DE SAINT-POINT KATHIE SARACHILD LEANNE BETASAMOSAKE SIMPSON SISTERS REPLY VALERIE SOLANAS CLAUDE STEINER SUSAN STENSON VALERIE TARICO KATIE TASTROM SOJOURNER TRUTH VNS MATRIX ELIZABETH WALLACE MCKENZIE WARK W.I.T.C.H. (WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL TERRORIST CONSPIRACY FROM HELL) ZAPATISTA ARMY OF NATIONAL LIBERATION (ZAPATISTAS) CRYSTAL ZARAGOZA HE-YIN ZHEN


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