Thursday, September 07, 2017

Kate Millett, R. I. P.

The New York Times: Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” made her, as one writer put it, “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” and who went on to be a leading voice on human rights, mental health issues and more, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 82.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

1 comment:

Don Coffin said...

The last paragraph of the (linked) obit is priceless:

Ms. Pam once wrote of a dinner she had with Ms. Millett at which her friend seemed glum about her inability to secure a steady academic appointment, while an acquaintance of theirs had succeeded in doing so. She said she tried to buck up Ms. Millett’s spirits by telling her, “But you will be in the history books and she won’t.”