Posts Tagged ‘ Kate Millett ’

Joanna Biggs · The earth had need of me: A nice girl like Simone · LRB 4 April 2020

Simone de Beauvoir

“. . . she made a last trip to New York, where she visited Kate Millett’s feminist Christmas-tree-growing artists’ commune [in Poughkeepsie, NY] . . ”

Source: Joanna Biggs · The earth had need of me: A nice girl like Simone · LRB 4 April 2020

A Last Interview with Kate Millett | The New Yorker

The point was “to get someplace,” Kate Millett said in an interview about second-wave feminism, five days before she died. “The point was for the impossible.”

Photograph by Livia Saavedra / REA via Redux

Source: A Last Interview with Kate Millett | The New Yorker

Some American feminists (1980) – YouTube

Lesbian Central: A Conversation with Kate Millett and Sarah Schulman – YouTube

Kate Millett, Ground-Breaking Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82 – The New York Times

“Patriarchy’s chief institution is the family,” she wrote. “It is both a mirror of and a connection with the larger society; a patriarchal unit within a patriarchal whole.”

She added: “As the fundamental instrument and the foundation unit of patriarchal society, the family and its roles are prototypical. Serving as an agent of the larger society, the family not only encourages its own members to adjust and conform, but acts as a unit in the government of the patriarchal state, which rules its citizens through its family heads.”

– Kate Millett, Sexual Politics

With Kate Millett – “In Her Own Voice” by Donna Fleischer | Hartford Advocate 1977


Alice Neel painted this portrait in 1970 on commission from TIME Magazine. It hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and is considered one of the finest examples of Neel’s work.


Kate Millett at word pond

Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Flying with Kate Millett

Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Flying with Kate Millett.

Kate Millett / Donna Fleischer at word pond

Happy Birth Day, Kate Millett !

Alice Neel / Kate Millett

Kate Millett, the brilliant scholar, writer, and artist, tore the roof off mainstream thought of the day with the publication of her Columbia University PhD dissertation, Sexual Politics (1970). Heralded by P. T. Clough as “the first book of academic feminist literary criticism” it stood patriarchy on its head, infusing the second wave of the women’s liberation  movement (misconstrued and backseated by most mainstream media as ‘women’s lib’) with lots of energy for the long haul. ~ yours truly, df