Kate Millett Quotes

29 Kate Millett quotes:

"The involuntary character of psychiatric treatment is at odds with the spirit and ethics of medicine itself."
"I'm slammed with an identity that can no longer say a word; mute with responsibility."
"It would appear that love is dead. Or very likely in a bad way."
"They weren't crazy. They were tired of being locked up. Even I could see that."
"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."
"You won't do any more housework? Then you go to the bin."
"Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different."
"Isn't privacy about keeping taboos in their place?"
"This country is becoming increasingly authoritarian. It's based on capital punishment."
"The great mass of women throughout history have been confined to the cultural level of animal life in providing the male with sexual outlet and exercising the animal functions of reproduction and care of the young."
"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 You could see that these people had withdrawn so far that they just lived in their own minds.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."
"They are more beautiful than anything in the world, kinetic sculptures, perfect form in motion."
"Aren't women prudes if they don't and prostitutes if they do?"
"A sexual revolution begins with the emancipation of women, who are the chief victims of patriarchy, and also with the ending of homosexual oppression."
"As women, we're probably more protective of children. Also, we've been minors all of our history."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Men and women were declared equal one morning and everybody could divorce each other by postcard."
"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."

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