Fun With Feminism
Forty years ago, poet-writer Erica Jong published her daring first novel, Fear of Flying.
In it, she torched conventional assumptions about female sexuality with her brazen protagonist, Isadora Wing, who craved “zipless fucks” (no-strings-attached encounters with strangers) as unapologetically as any man.
Erica Jong’s opinion column in the New York Times last weekend, entitled “Is Sex Passé?”, was probably just an inflammatory booster for the new book she has edited, an essay collection about women and sex called Sugar in my Bowl. It was also, however, a fake trend piece, and Katha Pollitt has stepped Read More
Erica Jong wrote a piece in this Sunday’s New York Times about the youth backlash against sex–informed by her daughter! “If their mothers discovered free sex, then they want to rediscover monogamy. My daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, who is in her mid-30s, wrote an essay called ‘They Had Sex So I Didn’t Have To,’” Read More
Midday last week, a 26-year-old woman we’ll call Morgan opened the front door of her two-bedroom apartment in Williamsburg and apologized for being a little groggy. Morgan and her 2-year-old daughter, Kaitlin, had just awoken from a nap. Morgan was dressed in jeans and slippers; Kaitlin, a pink onesie and socks. Morgan’s long-term boyfriend (and Read More
“One of the things that starts happening when you reach your 50s and 60s is a lot of people you love start dying,” Erica Jong said last night during her book party at the New York Yacht Club near Times Square. Dressed in a bright red button-down with black epaulettes and handsomely diamond-studded flannel slippers, Read More
With a decision from the governor just days away, the list of prominent feminist types who have declared support for Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat is a short one. Among the best-known are New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, 79-year-old Representative Louise Slaughter and former Kennedy Read More
It seems that the final days of the presidential campaign have made Erica Jong and her friends more than a little anxious.
A few days ago, Jong, the author and self-described feminist, gave an interview to the Italian daily Corriere della Sera, the choicest bits of which were brought to Read More
Burberry has launched a web-only waiting list for its metal spike clutch. [Vogue UK]
Ralph Lauren‘s show last Friday was the first Fashion Week show ever for LeBron James. [WWD, previously]
Erin Wasson tells Cory Kennedy that homeless people have the best sense of style. [Read More
Today on the Huffington Post, Ben Cohen interviews National Magazine Award-winning Rolling Stone columnist Matt Taibbi.
Back in April, Mr. Taibbi got into a spat with another HuffPo writer, novelist Erica Jong, that hinged mostly on his description of Hillary Clinton’s "flabby arms." In the interview with Mr. Cohen, Mr. Taibbi Read More
Things are getting a bit heated over at the Huffington Post.
Yesterday, Erica Jong called out Rolling Stone‘s political correspondent Matt Taibbi for making a joke about Hillary Clinton’s (allegedly) flabby arms in an April 3 RS column. "Physical mockery ended in seventh grade, I thought—but apparently not where women pols are concerned," Read More