Masha Novoselova | Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello | Tank Magazine Spring 2010
Just had one of those ‘six degrees of separation’ moments, going back into the archives for this beautiful Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello editorial.
My entire career, I’ve pleaded for a higher consciousness on female sexuality. Of all the ‘enemies’ I didn’t intend to fight in life, I now find myself up against the wall — not from the Republican Right, which I expect — but from the daughters of America’s feminists.
Last Thursday night I went to hear Erica Jong talk about her new book ‘Sugar in My Bowl’. On the panel were two younger women contributors to her book — which in not about ‘Sugar in My Bowl’. Erica opened the evening saying that she preferred the original Bessie Smith version of:
‘Need A Little Sugar in My Bowl’
and not the dramatically cleaned-up version by Nina Simone
In reality, Erica Jong delivered an equally antiseptic version of her stature as a feminist icon and writer last Thursday night. Erica’s two panelists Julie Klam and Karen Abbott who contributed essays to Jong’s new book ‘Sugar in My Bowl’ appeared positively uneasy about the entire subject of sexuality.
The evening was such a female sexuality nightmare that five of us women — and one supportive husband — banned together to write Big Betrayal | Erica Jong Daughters Ice Sex & Women’s Rights.
This latest, blistering essay follows my writing on statements made by Jong’s daughter Molly Jong-Fast who believes that the world’s women are as liberated as they need to be. Her lack of empathy for the conditions faced by women around the world is staggering in scope.