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Kate Millett
BirthplaceSt. Paul, Minnesota
NationalityUnited States

Millett, Kate

(Katharine Murray Millett), 1934–2017, American feminist author and activist, b. St. Paul, Minn., B.A. Univ. of Minn., 1956, M.A. Oxford, 1958, Ph.D. Columbia, 1968. Her pioneering feminist best seller, Sexual Politics (1970), was an influential study of patriarchal society through the lens of literature and a polemical dissection and condemnation of men's domination of women, which she viewed as the result of the influence of the family and other societal institutions. Subsequent books were often autobiographical: Flying (1974), on the difficulties caused by sudden fame and the diclosure of her bisexuality; Sita (1977), on her ill-starred romance with an older female colleague; The Loony Bin Trip (1990), on her confinement in mental institutions due to bipolar illness; A.D. (1995), a memoir of her aunt; and Mother Millett (2001), on her relationship with her mother. She also wrote The Basement: A True Story of Violence in an American Family (1979), Going to Iran (1982), and The Politics of Cruelty: An Essay on the Literature of Political Imprisonment (1990). Her first interest was sculpture, and she created scuptures and installations on social themes for many years; she also taught.
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Millett, (Katherine Murray) Kate

(1934–  ) writer, political activist, artist; born in St. Paul, Minn. Her Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation, published as Sexual Politics (1970), catapulted her to national prominence in the feminist movement. A professor, prolific author, and artist, she founded the Women's Art Colony Farm and exhibited her paintings internationally.
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In this area Millett carries out his duty with aplomb, calling into question not only the vicious first year of the war but also how the military consequences of that year goaded decision makers in Washington.
Millett said that Amman and London have distinguished ties, particularly in the security field, and praised the advancement that the gendarmerie forces have reached at all levels.
“These forms make it easier for visitors to sign up to take a tour at the Mission and to keep informed of the latest needs, volunteer opportunities and news at the Mission,” said Leslie Millett, director of public relations at Raleigh Rescue Mission.
Sisters Marion Hill and Lyndsay Millett took tributes at Springwood crematorium, in Allerton - and when police raided Hill's home they found "wreathmaking paraphernalia", leading them to believe they were making profits from the bereaved.
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