Quotes by: Kate Millett

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Kate Millett
Kate Millett in 1970
Born Katherine Murray Millett
(1934-09-14) September 14, 1934 (age 82)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Nationality United States
Occupation Feminist writer, artist, activist

As women, we're probably more protective of children. Also, we've been minors all of our history.
Kate Millett
What is the natural reaction when told you have a hopeless mental illness? That diagnosis does you in; that, and the humiliation of being there. I mean, the indignity you're subjected to. My God.
Kate Millett
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.
Kate Millett
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.
Kate Millett
My sister said, You're making it hard for all us housewives in Nebraska.
Kate Millett
They weren't crazy. They were tired of being locked up. Even I could see that.
Kate Millett
I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility.
Kate Millett
This is how psychiatry has functioned-as a kind of property arm of the government, who can put you away if your husband doesn't like you.
Kate Millett
With the first act of cruelty committed in the name of revolution, with the first murder, with the first purge and execution, we have lost the revolution.
Kate Millett
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 You could see that these people had withdrawn so far that they just lived in their own minds.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.
Kate Millett
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.
Kate Millett
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 Millett
Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.
Kate Millett
We're more sexually repressed than men, having been given a much more strict puritanical code of behavior than men ever have.
Kate Millett
The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself.
Kate Millett
This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It's based on capital punishment.
Kate Millett
We are naive and moralistic women. We are human beings who find politics a blight upon the human condition. And do not know how one copes with it except through politics.
Kate Millett
A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression.
Kate Millett
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