Mediating a Movement, Authorizing Discourse: Kate Millett, Sexual Politics, and Feminism's Second Wave

  title={Mediating a Movement, Authorizing Discourse: Kate Millett, Sexual Politics, and Feminism's Second Wave},
  author={Kristan Poirot},
  journal={Women's Studies in Communication},
  pages={204 - 235}
  • Kristan Poirot
  • Published 22 June 2004
  • Art
  • Women's Studies in Communication
Mass media's relationship with feminism has long been of interest to feminist rhetorical scholars. In this essay, I examine the media's relationship with the second wave of feminism in terms of the outing of Kate Millett and the popular reception of her book, Sexual Politics. Rather than separating the movement's reception of Millett and the popular media reception, I explore how both intersected and culminated in disciplinary processes of authority and authorization. 

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