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Kate Millett

Kate MillettAKA Katherine Murray Millett

Born: 14-Sep-1934
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Died: 6-Sep-2017
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Heart Attack

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Sexual Politics

Her PhD thesis, published as Sexual Politics (1970), was an instant controversial best-seller. However, today it reads as quite tame -- the ideas in it having been adopted by society. It is largely a forgotten work, now out of print.

Husband: Fumio Yoshimura (sculptor, m. 1965, div.)
Wife: Sophie Keir (until her death)

    University: BA, University of Minnesota (1956)
    University: MA, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University (1958, with honors)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1970)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    National Organization for Women (1966-)
    Represented Self in Court
    Irish Ancestry
    French Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Bipolar Disorder

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 31-Aug-1970, DETAILS: Kate Millett of Women's Lib

Author of books:
Sexual Politics (1970, nonfiction)
The Prostitution Papers (1973, nonfiction)
Flying (1974, memoir)
Sita (1977, memoir)
The Basement (1979, nonfiction)
Going to Iran (1982, nonfiction)
The Looney Bin Trip (1990, nonfiction)
The Politics of Cruelty (1994, nonfiction)
A.D.: A Memoir (1995, memoir)

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