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Kate Millett Quotes

A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?

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 You could see that these people had withdrawn so far that they just lived in their own minds.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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Psychiatry causes so much death.

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.