Katherine Murray Millett, 1934 – 2017
Kate Millet was a pivotal figure in what is called second wave feminism and a founding member of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She wrote a book in 1970, Sexual Politics, derived from her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, that became a handbook in the women’s liberation movement. Millett was idolized by academia and lionized by a mass media enthralled by the anarcho-Marxist turmoil of the 1960s.
When she died this past September, Millett was memorialized by the New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian and every mainstream media outlet from Paris to Los Angeles to New Zealand. Of course, there was no mention her advocating the repeal of laws prohibiting male homosexuals from having sex with male children or lesbians from legally seducing girls of any age.
The personal life of Kate Millett, including her childhood, was a serial nightmare of sorts and unknown, or ignored, by the bien pensant Leftists and coterie of sycophantic supporters she accumulated along the way.
Millett was anti-male, anti-heterosexual marriage, a militant lesbian, an unapologetic Marxist and by accounts of others a disturbed, miserable person. She had a younger sister, Mallory, who survived Kate’s attempts to kill her as a child. Mallory, a very interesting and articulate woman, the former chief financial officer of several corporations, has exposed the real Kate Millett and her demonic tirades growing up.
Earlier this month, Mark Tapson of Frontpagemag.com interviewed Mallory Millett about her life and growing up as the younger sister of a rather notorious figure like Kate.
A sample here of the unwitting sister accompanying her older sibling to what became the genesis of a hugely destructive cultural and social disruption of Western society.
MM: In 1969 I attended consciousness-raising sessions in New York City with my sister, Kate, where a group of 10-15 women sat around a long oval table and plotted the New Feminist Movement and the founding of NOW. Their template was Mao’s China and the group confessionals conducted in each village in order to “cleanse the people’s thinking.” The burning objective of Kate’s “consciousness-raising” was “the destruction of the American family,” as she deemed it “a patriarchal institution devoted to the oppression and enslavement of women and children.”
They went on to form NOW and, with that organization, achieve their stated goal of taking down the Patriarchy through a massive coordinated promotion of promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution, abortion and homosexuality. Their proposed method was to infiltrate every institution in the nation: the universities, the media, primary and secondary schools, PTAs, Teachers Unions, city and state governments, the library system, the executive branches of government as well as the judiciaries and legislatures.
One of their most desired results was the smashing of every taboo in Western culture. Imagine that! Think of that alone! The normalizing of every taboo: polygamy, bestiality, Satanism, pornography, promiscuity, witchcraft, pedophilia – all activities which rot the human soul and city. Nothing burns down a society with such dispatch and totality as the unleashing of taboos.
And this hair-raising description of early childhood.
MM: Kate was mentally ill for as long as I remember. She was five when I was born and our elder sister Sally says that once I arrived, Kate was hanging over my bassinet plotting my murder. We shared a bedroom from my birth. From my earliest memory I recall trembling from the vibrations of her insanity. She was the most disturbed, megalomaniacal, evil and dishonest person I have ever known. She tried to kill me so many times that it’s now an enormous blur of traumatizing horrors. She was a sadist, a torturer, a deeply-engrained bully who took immense pleasure in hurting others. Incorrigible and ruthless, she was expelled multiple times from every school she attended. I spent my childhood with heart hammering as I tiptoed through the house so as not to be noticed by the dreadful Kate. Our mother was helpless, paralyzed with terror in the face of Kate.
Earlier, Mallory wrote an article in September of 2014, Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives.
Throughout the same time these women were “invading” our institutions, the character of the American woman transformed drastically from models portrayed for us by Rosalind Russell, Bette Davis, Deborah Kerr, Eve Arden, Donna Reed, Barbara Stanwyck, Claudette Colbert, Irene Dunn, Greer Garson. These were outstanding women needing no empowerment lessons and whose own personalities, as well as the characters they interpreted, were strong, resilient and clearly carved. Their voices were so different you could pick them out by that alone. We all knew Rita Hayworth’s voice. We all knew Katherine Hepburn’s voice.
I dare you to identify the voices of the cookie-cutter post-women’s-liberation types from Hollywood today. How did these “liberated” women fall into such an indistinguishable pile of mush? They all look exactly the same with few individuating characteristics and their voices sound identical, these Julies and Jessicas! My friend, Father George Rutler, calls them “the chirping fledglings of the new Dark Ages.” The character of the American woman has been distorted by this pernicious movement. From where did this foul mouthed, tattooed, outlaw creature, who murders her baby without blinking an eye and goes partying without conscience or remorse come? And, in such a short little phase in history?