Author, activist and artist whose 1970 book Sexual Politics was a bestselling and hugely influential critique of patriarchal ideology
Kate Millett, the wayward artist, thinker and activist whose 1970 volume Sexual Politics became a keystone of second-wave feminism, has died at persons under the age of 82.
Perhaps aptly to persons who wrote widely and fervently of her quest of love, she succumbed to a heart attack during an annual holiday in Paris to celebrate her birthday with her spouse and longtime collaborator, the photojournalist Sophie Keir.” Let’s always be having an affair. Wherever we meet, however many times a year- let it always be an affair ,” Millett wrote in Sita, her 1976 account of an earlier lesbian relationship, which, like subsequent autobiographical works, became an exploration of forms of love.
Lena Dunham was among those who paid immediate tribute to her culture importance, and its continuing impact on a new generation of readers and novelists: