Kate Millett


Kate Millett Quotes

  • ''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.''
    Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist, author. Sexual Politics, ch. 3 (1970).
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  • ''Miller's sexual humor is the humor of the men's house, more specifically, the men's room.''
    Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. Sexual Politics, ch. 6, Simon and Schuster (1970).
  • ''It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way.''
    Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorists, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. Sexual Politics, ch. 8, Simon and Schuster (1970).
  • ''Prostitution, when unmotivated by economic need, might well be defined as a species of psychological addiction, built on self-hatred through repetitions of the act of sale by which a whore is defined.''
    Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist author. Sexual Politics, ch. 3 (1970).
  • ''Indeed the involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.''
    Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. The Loony-Bin Trip, Conclusion, Simon and Schuster (1990).
  • ''During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?''
    Kate Millett (b. 1934), U.S. feminist theorist, literary critic, essayist, autobiographer, sculptor. The Loony-Bin Trip, pt. 3, Simon and Schuster (1990).

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