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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“Monogamy and prostitution go together.”
—J, U.S. prostitute. As quoted in Woman in Sexist Society, ch. 3, by Kate Millett (1971)
“Truly, My Satan, thou art but a Dunce,
And dost not know the Garment from the Man.
Every Harlot was a Virgin once,
Nor canst thou ever change Kate into Nan.”
—William Blake (17571827)
“The revolution as we call it is not necessarily an uprising in the streets or the old business of seizing power. Though the Left has always imagined it was. The revolution is change. Not merely rearrangement, but a deep emotional type of transformation that must also take place inside us. Its a better way to live.”
—Kate Millett (b. 1934)