“Sold a bad bill of goods”

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!

See: “Good” Is Not a Bad Word


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One Response to “Sold a bad bill of goods”

  1. Phil says:

    Hey pops,

    Sorry I’m a little late on commenting, but this goes along with a sermon we had at Reality a few weeks ago. It was basically a message on propriety and how lacking it is in our culture nowadays. When the sermon turned to sex, one line really caught my attention. Sex creates an permanent bond between two people at the most intimate level. As much as people may try to suppress those bonds when they are promiscuous, they will always be there.

    I am so happy that I have only ever been with one woman because what we have is much more special than what most people get today. No regrets, no guilt, just intimacy in its purest form.

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