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Kate Millett (born as Katherine Murray Millett in St. Paul, Minnesota) is a famous Activist from USA, she is 85 years old and still alive, born September 14, 1934.

Biography

Kate Millett is an American radical feminist writer and activist. Best known her for his book "Sexual Politics" from 1970, where she criticizes the role of patriarchy in Western society and literature, and attacked especially sexism and hetero-sexism of the famous novelist, D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller and Norman Mailer by contrasting their views on the homosexual writer Jean Genet.

Millett moved to Japan in 1961 and married the sculptor Fumio Yoshimura 1965th For 60-70s, she was active in feminist politics and in 1966 she became a member of the board of the National Organization for Women. In the 70s she was separated from Fumio Yoshimura.

1971 Millett started a project to purchase and renovate buildings near Poughkeepsie, New York. The project eventually evolved to become the Women's Art Colony Farm, a collective of women artists and writers.

In the book Flying in 1977, she depicts her marriage to a Japanese sculptor, and his affairs with women. 1979 she traveled to Iran to fight for women's rights. She was deported once and wrote the book Going to Iran about their experiences in the country.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Kate.

Related authors: Norman Mailer, Jean Genet, Henry Miller

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Millett

Famous quotes by Kate Millett (31)


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"The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity"
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"I was supposed to be women's lib, and now I'd exceeded it and gone over into international politics"
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"They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion"
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"The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young"
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"Politics is repetition. It is not change. Change is something beyond what we call politics. Change is the essence politics is supposed to be the means to bring into being"
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"It was horrifying. You wouldn't believe how people are treated there. You could see that these people had withdrawn so far that they just lived in their own minds. They did terrible things to themselves"
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"I saw hell. The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully"
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"Everybody believes in psychiatry; it's supposed to be for our own good. Let psychiatry prove that anybody has an illness, and I'd concede, but there is no physical proof"
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"A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression"
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"What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them?"
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"In those days, when you got boxed, that was it. A lot of old people were there because somebody wanted the farm. It was about property. People are treated like property"
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"As women, we're probably more protective of children. Also, we've been minors all of our history"
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"Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?"
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"Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?"
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"We are women. We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture"
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"We are naive and moralistic women. We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics"
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"The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself"
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"Psychiatry causes so much death"
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"Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning"
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"It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way"
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"What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God"
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"Mother had committed me for life. This is where I felt betrayed the most"
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"This is how psychiatry has functioned-as a kind of property arm of the government, who can put you away if your husband doesn't like you"
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"This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It's based on capital punishment"
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"Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different"
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"We're more sexually repressed than men, having been given a much more strict puritanical code of behavior than men ever have"
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"They weren't crazy. They were tired of being locked up. Even I could see that"
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"My sister said, You're making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska"
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"Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody could divorce each other by postcard"
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"I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility"
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"However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power"


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