On the eve of National Women's day, news broke that prominent feminist and out bisexual Kate Millett will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She joins fellow female history-makers like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Eleanor Roosevelt, and fellow out ladies Billie Jean King, Sally Ride, and rumored bisexual Emily Dickinson.
On October 12, Millett will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, joining more than 200 other inductees since the Hall was founded in 1969. Millett will be recognized with fellow inductees including Betty Ford, Nancy Pelosi, Ina May Gaskin, Julie Krone, Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, Bernise Resnick Sandler, Anna Jacobson Schwartz, and Emma Hart Willard. Here's what the organization had to say of Millett's accomplishments:
"A feminist activist, writer, visual artist, filmmaker, teacher and human rights advocate, Millett has been described as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century. Millet began her career as an English instructor and in 1966, became the first Chair of the Education Committee of the newly formed National Organization for Women. In 1968, she authored a pioneering report published by NOW, Token Learning: A Study of Women’s Higher Education in America, in which she challenged women’s colleges to provide an equal education for women. Millet is perhaps best-known for her landmark work in feminist history, Sexual Politics (1970). She currently serves as the Director of the Millett Center for the Arts, a creative work space that provides artist in residence accommodation and studio facilities to women artists from around the world."
"The 2013 Inductees again represent the spirit of Seneca Falls and the groundbreaking events that inspired the nation and the world," said Beverly Ryder, Co-President of the Board of Directors in a statement announcing the honorees. "We are grateful for the work of all the women we honor this year as their pioneering achievements have opened doors for so many. These great women include those who have pioneered work in economics, treatment of addiction, education, obstetrics, and the political arena. Their efforts impact the lives of both women and men, girls and boys, and provide us with outstanding examples of the importance of perseverance, commitment and the desire for change."
Brava to all these courageous, inspiring women!