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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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

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. ---->>>

The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself. ---->>>

Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different. ---->>>

It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way. ---->>>

Many women do not recognize themselves as discriminated against; no better proof could be found of the totality of their conditioning. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We are women. We are a subject people who have inherited an alien culture. ---->>>

I saw hell. The hospital had divided and conquered pretty successfully. ---->>>

My sister said, You're making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska. ---->>>

This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It's based on capital punishment. ---->>>

You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do? ---->>>

They weren't crazy. They were tired of being locked up. Even I could see that. ---->>>

I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility. ---->>>

Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody could divorce each other by postcard. ---->>>

Psychiatry causes so much death. ---->>>

We're more sexually repressed than men, having been given a much more strict puritanical code of behavior than men ever have. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

As women, we're probably more protective of children. Also, we've been minors all of our history. ---->>>

Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place? ---->>>

Mother had committed me for life. This is where I felt betrayed the most. ---->>>

I was supposed to be women's lib, and now I'd exceeded it and gone over into international politics. ---->>>

They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion. ---->>>

What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them? ---->>>

What is the future of the woman's movement? How in the hell do I know? I don't run it. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-14, 1934
Birthplace: St. Paul, Minnesota
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Occupation: Activist
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Katherine Murray "Kate" Millett (born September 14, 1934) is 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 (wikipedia)