Monday, June 04, 2007

Quote of the Day: Erica Jong

"Men have always detested women's gossip because they suspect the truth: their measurements are being taken and compared. In the most paranoid societies (Arab, Orthodox Jewish) the women are kept completely under wraps (or under wigs) and separated from the world as much as possible. They gossip anyway: the original form of consciousness-raising. Men can mock it, but they can't prevent it. Gossip is the opiate of the oppressed."
Erica Jong, from the novel Fear of Flying, 1973.

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