Time Interview with Erica Jong: Sex, Power and Women
Time magazine interviewed best-selling author Erica Jong (her taboo-breaking 1973 novel, Fear of Flying sold 20 million copies and her new anthology of essays and short stories, Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex (Ecco) — featuring contributions from Anne Roiphe, Gail Collins, Jennifer Weiner and many others- is fantastic, review to come shortly).
Excerpt from the interview:
You’ve written so much about women enjoying sex, but women don’t get into these scandals. Why not?
Well, occasionally women get into sex scandals when you have teachers seducing students and things like that. But I don’t think that women make the assumption that men make. The assumption that these men make is that their power will protect them. Women know they won’t be protected and that they’ll be exposed. And it has to do with how much power men have in society and how little women have. So they don’t take these risks, which to men like DSK don’t even seem like risks. They feel they will be protected by the establishment because they sit atop the establishment.
Read more at Time.