No gym stories - continuing on from my last few posts today's esoteric individual is...Kate Millett (1934-)...she is 81.
I first encountered her work via Foucault when researching power relations.
The book I read and probably her most famous was "Sexual Politics". Millett is considered as central figure in the second wave of feminism in the 1970's.
In summary in Sexual Politics Millett contended that sex has a frequently neglected political aspect" and goes on to discuss the role that patriarchy plays in sexual relations. For women the personal was political she argued. "Women have been placed in the position of minority status throughout history and even after the grudging extension of certain minimal rights of citizenship and suffrage at the beginning of this century. It is fatuous to suppose that women – white or black – have any greater representation now that they vote – than that they ever did. Previous history has made it clear that the possession of the vote for 100 years has done the black man precious little good at all." For me her work was gateway to other writers to help expose the "hidden" histories or narratives that meta-narrative does not generally show.
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