Burn It Down!: Feminist Manifestos for the Revolution Edited by Breanne Fahs

Will the days of women’s rage ever end? The selections in this voluminous collection remind us that generations have been issuing fiery demands for a more equal, post-patriarchal world long before the mass movement known as #MeToo sent Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein to jail and ousted many other powerful men from their jobs.

Breanne Fahs, author of a biography of the radical feminist Valerie Solanas, here connects us to the hive mind of resisting women and their comrades in arms. The word “manifesto” comes from the Latin manus, for hand, and festus, related to the Latin infestus, meaning hostile. Open hostility to the patriarchy simmers throughout the more than 500 pages of this collection.