Groundbreaking Feminist Kate Millett Dies in Paris

Groundbreaking Feminist Kate Millett Dies in Paris

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US author and activist Kate Millett, whose book Sexual Politics was seen as groundbreaking in its view of gender roles and the patriarchy, has died in Paris aged 82. Millett was an icon of second-wave feminism, and is thought to have been in France celebrating the birthday of her wife, photojournalist Sophie Keir. Millett campaigned for the Equal Rights Amendment in the US, for women’s reproductive rights, and for women’s rights in Iran, among other issues.   In 1981, she and Keir collaborated on Going to Iran, a book about their trip to Iran during the Iranian revolution. The pair were arrested …