Kate Millett


Born
in Minnesota, The United States
September 14, 1934

Died
September 06, 2017

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Katherine Murray "Kate" Millett was an American feminist writer, educator, artist, and activist. She attended Oxford University and was the first American woman to be awarded a postgraduate degree with first-class honors by St. Hilda's. She has been described as "a seminal influence on second-wave feminism", and is best known for her 1970 book Sexual Politics," which was her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University. Journalist Liza Featherstone attributes previously unimaginable "legal abortion, greater professional equality between the sexes and a sexual freedom" being made possible partially due to Millett's efforts.

The feminist, human rights, peace, civil rights, and anti-psychiatry movements have been some of Millett's key causes.
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Average rating: 3.95 · 5,512 ratings · 266 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Sexual Politics

3.94 avg rating — 3,011 ratings — published 1969 — 34 editions
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The Loony-Bin Trip

3.54 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 1990 — 11 editions
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Sita

3.69 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1977 — 14 editions
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The Basement: Meditations o...

3.55 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1979 — 7 editions
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Flying

3.69 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1974 — 11 editions
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The Politics of Cruelty: An...

3.74 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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The Prostitution Papers: A ...

3.75 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1975 — 6 editions
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Mother Millett

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2001 — 3 editions
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Sokak Kadınları

3.56 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1996
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A.D: A Memoir

3.18 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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More books by Kate Millett…
“To love is simply to allow another to be, live, grow, expand, become. An appreciation that demands and expects nothing in return.”
Kate Millett, Sita

“Patriarchy, reformed or unreformed, is patriarchy still: its worst abuses purged or foresworn, it might actually be more stable and secure than before.”
Kate Millett, Sexual Politics

“I don't believe in monogamy, possessing people, the rightness or inevitability of jealousy.”
Kate Millett, Sita

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