Kate Millett obituary

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Radical feminist writer best known for her pioneering 1970 book Sexual Politics

Kate Millett, author of the groundbreaking bestseller Sexual Politics, was the feminist who launched the second wave of the women’s liberation movement.

Millett, who has died aged 82, developed the theory that for women, the personal is political.

The basis of Sexual Politics (1970) was an analysis of patriarchal power.

Plau 9iMillett developed the notion that men have institutionalised power over women, and that this power is socially constructed as opposed to biological or innate.

This theory was the foundation for a…

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