Kate Millett

Kate Millett (born Katherine Murray Millett; September 14, 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American feminist writer and activist. A seminal influence on second-wave feminism, Millett is best known for her 1970 book Sexual Politics.

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    I believe there’s a killer in all of us. I know there’s one inside me. When you know the killer in you and you know also that you do not want to kill, you have to set yourself upon a course of learning. Not to kill that killer then, but to control it.
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)

    Stupid misery of fame and money. Always we were safe from it, mistaking our obscurity for a curse when it was a treasure. Free to make what we liked, to be ourselves, even do nothing at all. No one watching. We could be real.
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)

    Monogamy and prostitution go together.
    —‘J,’ U.S. prostitute. As quoted in Woman in Sexist Society, ch. 3, by Kate Millett (1971)

    During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?
    Kate Millett (b. 1934)