So says the adult daughter of Erica Jong about her experiences in following her mother’s pronouncements about the “freedom” to be found in sexual promiscuity:
…Molly Jong-Fast, tried that lifestyle and found it utterly unsatisfying. The sad thing is, she tells Shalit, “You’re not allowed to admit that [promiscuity] just doesn’t work.” Though devoted to her mother, Molly is “embarrassed” by Erica’s writings and says to Shalit, “I was sold a bad bill of goods.”
This and other interesting observations come from a new book by Wendy Shalit called Girls Gone Mild: Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find It’s Not Bad to Be Good. As the title proclaims, Shalit is still convinced that true strength and happiness come not from deadening one’s emotions and having sex for fun, but from practicing modesty and self-restraint.
This just goes to show that ultimately truth cannot be hidden forever. Those who try to suppress it will ultimately fail!