What’s Current: The formidable Kate Millett has died

Kate Millett, renowned radical feminist and author of key second wave text, Sexual Politics, passed away today at the age of 82 in Paris. In 2003, Andrea Dworkin wrote:

“I cannot think of anyone who accomplished what Kate Millett did, with this one book. It remains the alpha and omega of the women’s movement. Everything that feminists have done is foreshadowed, predicted or encouraged by Sexual Politics.”

A trans-identified male convicted of raping two young girls was moved to a women’s jail, but was segregated last week after being reported for “making inappropriate advances to other prisoners.”

On Wednesday, a trial began to decide the fate of Kentucky’s last abortion clinic.

Edmonton killer apprehended by police in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Gregory Christopher Tessman is charged with strangling Valerie Maurice, whose body was found in his apartment.

Jess Martin

Jess Martin is a public relations professional, an aspiring writer, and an assistant editor at Feminist Current. She prefers to write about feminist topics, disability, or environmental issues, but could be persuaded to broaden her horizons in exchange for payment and/or food. In her spare time Jess can be found knitting, gardening, or lying in the fetal position, mulling over political theory that no one in their right mind cares about.