Praised and denounced when it was first published in 1970, Sexual Politics not only explored history but also became part of it. Kate Millett's groundbreaking book fueled feminism's second wave, giving voice to the anger of a generation while documenting the inequities -- neatly packaged in revered works of literature and art -- of a complacent and unrepentant society.
Sexual Politics laid the foundation for subsequent feminist scholarship by showing how cultural discourse reflects a systematized subjugation and exploitation of women. Millett demonstrates in detail how patriarchy's attitudes and systems penetrate literature, philosophy, psychology, and politics. Her incendiary work rocked the foundations of the literary canon by castigating time-honored classics -- from D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover to Norman Mailer's The Naked and the Dead -- for their use of sex to degrade and undermine women.
A new introduction to this edition draws attention to some of the forms patriarchy has taken recently in consolidating its oppressive and dangerous control.
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By conveying a broader theoretical basis of the concept of patriarchy, Millet convinced women's contemporary movement. He argues that gender-based sexual politics both institutionalized and privately suppresses women. She sparked a new project by criticizing the practices of patriarchy-biology, gender-based violence, class and education in contemporary thinking about women's roles. . But it should be noted that Kate Nationalism in the book of sexual politics is that politics is a power-based relationship. He describes the mechanism of male domination in his personal form, ideologically, and the institutions and structures related to it, and goes beyond what the approaches to falosentrism make.
Instances of Sexual Politics
Theory of Sexual Politics
The Sexual Revolution First Phase 18301930
The Counterrevolution 193060
Freud and the Influence of Psychoanalytic Thought
THE LITERARY REFLECTION
D H Lawrence