From the Vault 490: Feminist Author and Artist Kate Millett
This week on From the Vault we explore two recordings featuring one of the leading voices of feminism, author and artist Kate Millett, whose body of work in art, literature and activism has been instrumental in shaping second-wave feminism. Millet is probably best known for her doctoral thesis turned 1970 best-selling book Sexual Politics - one of several influential books she has written.
Pacifica Radio has been present over the years to capture several important recordings of Millett. We begin with a 1978 recording of Kate Millet speaking at the Gay Academic Union Conference, where she reflects reflecting on several decades of activism, from the pre-Stonewall days to the present-day 1978. Then we'll hear from Kate Millett in an interview with WBAI host Marillo Murillo that coincided with 1990 release of her book The Loony-Bin Trip.
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