Veteran Feminists of America
ON BECOMING DR. DR. KATE MILLETT
On April 21, 2014, Kate Millett received an honorary doctorate degree in Science from her Alma Mater at the University of Minnesota. It was an event I had been invited to attend but regretfully could not.
Kate has been receiving so many honors in recent years that even her calendar, much less mine, has been overwhelmed. It seems that everyone, everywhere wants to recognize and celebrate her life and work.
Below, Sophie Keir, Kate's close companion and friend describes the event. Since Kate now has two doctoral degree I have taken to calling her Dr. Dr. Millett and I'm afraid it has taken hold now of both Sophie and me, and we can't stop.
The following email is a wonderful and important snapshot of Kate Millett and the meaning of her work as apprehended by those who gave Kate this award.
It clearly merits a wider readership than me so I asked--and received--Sophie's permission to publish it on the website.
Do you remember we were wondering why Kate was going to receive a Doctor of Science - a woman who can't follow a recipe or find True North?
This was the response from the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts:
So here we are, back in NYC after a wonderful week of events in St. Paul/Minneapolis. Dr. Dr. Millett, who, with this new honor, now assumes she is a scientist, is making our smoothies in a beaker.
I hope this update finds you well and still enjoying life in the warmth of the sun. Let us know please, when you plan to return. It's been too long between visits and exclamation points.
Kate Millett Website: http://www.katemillett.com/KateMillett/Home.html