Kate Millett (born Katherine Murray Millet on September 14, 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is an American feminist writer and activist. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Saint Paul ( abbreviated St Paul) is the capital and second most populous city in the U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Feminism is a discourse that involves various movements theories, and Philosophies which are concerned with the issue of Gender difference, advocate She is best known for her 1970 book Sexual Politics. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Sexual Politics is a classic Feminist text written by Kate Millett.
Kate Millett received her B.A. at the University of Minnesota in 1956, where she was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities ( U of M or The U) is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Kappa Alpha Theta ( ΚΑΘ) is an international women's fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. She later obtained a first-class degree, with honors, from St Hilda's College, Oxford in 1958. The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading scheme for Undergraduate degrees ( Bachelor's degrees and some Master's degrees St Hilda's College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Millett moved to Japan in 1961. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Two years later, Millett returned to the United States with fellow sculptor Fumio Yoshimura whom she married in 1965, but they split up in the 1970s. The two divorced in 1985. She was active in feminist politics in late 1960s and the 1970s. In 1966, she became a committee member of National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women ( NOW) is the largest American Feminist organization
Sexual Politics originated as her Ph.D. dissertation, which was awarded by Columbia University in 1970. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Here Millett offers a comprehensive critique of patriarchy in Western society and literature. Patriarchy is the structuring of Society on the basis of Family units where fathers have primary responsibility for the welfare of hence authority over In particular, Millett attacked what she sees as the sexism and heterosexism of the modern novelists D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, and Norman Mailer, contrasting their perspectives with the dissenting viewpoint of the homosexual author Jean Genet. Sexism is the belief or attitude that one Gender or Sex is inferior to or less valuable than the other and can also refer to a Hatred or distrust towards Heterosexism is a term that applies to attitudes, Bias, and Discrimination in favor of opposite-sex sexuality and relationships David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930 was an English writer of the 20th century whose prolific and diverse output included Novels short Henry Valentine Miller (December 26 1891 &ndash June 7 1980 was an American writer and painter. Norman Kingsley Mailer ( January 31, 1923 &ndash November 10, 2007) was an American Novelist, Journalist, Jean Genet (ʒɑ̃ ʒəˈnɛ in French ( –) was a prominent controversial French writer and later political activist.
In 1971, Millett started buying and restoring fields and buildings near Poughkeepsie, New York. Poughkeepsie (pəˈkɪpsiː is a City in New York, USA and serves as the County seat of Dutchess County, located in the Hudson The project eventually became the Women's Art Colony Farm, a community of female artists and writers.
Millett's 1971 film Three Lives, is a 16mm documentary made by an all-woman crew (including co-director Susan Kleckner, cameraperson Lenore Bode, and editor Robin Mide) under the name Women's Liberation Cinema. The 70-minute film focuses on reminiscences of three women recounting the stories of their lives. The subjects are Mallory Millett-Jones (the director's sister), Lillian Shreve, a chemist, and Robin Mide, an artist.
Her book Flying (1974) tells of her marriage with Yoshimura and her love affairs with women. In 1979, Millett went to Iran to work for women's rights, was soon deported, and wrote about the experience in Going to Iran. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Sita (1977) is a meditation on Millett's doomed love affair with a female college administrator who was ten years her senior. The Loony-Bin Trip (1990) discusses her diagnosis of bipolar disorder, describing experiences with hospitalization and her decision to discontinue lithium therapy. A psychiatric hospital (previously called insane asylum, mental hospital; or derogatorily looney bin, nut house or Funny Farm) is Lithium in pharmacology refers to use of the Lithium Ion, Li+ as a drug
In a notorious incident, she was a guest on a late-night television program in the UK (After Dark in 1991) when an inebriated Oliver Reed tried to kiss her, uttering the words "give us a kiss, big tits". The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located After Dark was a British late night live discussion programme which ran off and on Channel 4 television between 1987 and 1997 and on the BBC in 2003 Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 &ndash 2 May 1999 was an English Actor known for his burly screen presence Reed was made to leave the set.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Millett was involved in a dispute with the New York City authorities who wanted to evict her from her home at 295 Bowery as part of a massive redevelopment plan. Millett and others held out, but ultimately lost their battle. Their building was demolished, and the residents were re-located. 
Her book Sexual Politics went out of print in the 1990s, only to be reissued in 2000. Charles Krinsky offered this assessment of her place in feminist history at the time:
|“||Perhaps because of her reluctance to become a spokesperson for the women's movement, Millett and her work failed to achieve the lasting popular recognition enjoyed by other second-wave feminists such as Steinem, Betty Friedan, and Germaine Greer. Gloria Marie Steinem (born March 25, 1934) is an American feminist icon Journalist and women's rights advocate Betty Friedan ( February 4, 1921 – February 5, 2006) was an American feminist, activist and Germaine Greer (born 29 January 1939 is an Australian born Writer, Academic, Journalist and Scholar of early modern English literature However, Sexual Politics and several other books by Millett were reissued in 2000, an event that may lead to renewed appreciation of the groundbreaking nature of her writing, art, and activism.||”|
- Charles Krinsky