Breanne Fahs is a professor of women and gender studies at Arizona State University. She is the author of Performing Sex (SUNY Press, 2011), Valerie Solanas (Feminist Press, 2014), Out for Blood (SUNY Press, 2016), and Firebrand Feminism (University of Washington Press, 2018) and coeditor of The Moral Panics of Sexuality (Palgrave, 2013) and Transforming Contagion (Rutgers University Press, 2018). She is the founder and director of the Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Group at Arizona State University, and also works as a clinical psychologist.
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Burn It Down! Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution
by Breanne Fahs (ed)
Published March 2020
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At its best, the feminist manifesto is not only a weapon against patriarchy but a weapon against the worst aspects of feminist politics – it refutes liberal tendencies of moderation and incremental, slow, ‘wait and be patient’ modes of reform. It is a rebuttal to institutional practices of silencing women’s voices, and it refuses to ignore anger. It rips down the principles that underlie institutional politeness, women’s complicity in their own oppression, and authorial passivity.