Quotations From KATE MILLET

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  • 1.
    Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
    Kate Millet (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author. Sexual Politics, ch. 2, sct. 2 (1970).

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  • 2.
    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.
    Kate Millet (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author. Sexual Politics, ch. 2, sct. 4 (1970).

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  • 3.
    Perhaps nothing is so depressing an index of the inhumanity of the male-supremacist mentality as the fact that the more genial human traits are assigned to the underclass: affection, response to sympathy, kindness, cheerfulness.
    Kate Millet (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author. Sexual Politics, ch. 4 (1970). Of a table of character traits assignable to male and female roles.

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  • 4.
    Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?
    Kate Millet (b. 1934), U.S. feminist author. Speech, March 22, 1975, Women Writer's Conference, Los Angeles.
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