Tip of the Iceberg?

Elizabeth Gilbert’ followup to Eat, Pray, Love isn’t due until January, but already knives are being sharpened for Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage.

In an opinion piece this week in the Wall Street Journal (A Feminist Icon Gets Her Man), Charlotte Hays attacks this “icon of female independence” for having the audacity to get married and uses Gilbert to attack feminists in general,

  • [Gilbert] is a giddy girl with lots of giddy girlfriends. And they are, in the way that feminists always seem to be but hate to admit, boy crazy and sex crazy.
  • [Gilbert] senses that loyal readers may well feel that their heroine has deserted them for a man. But women have been doing this to their girlfriends since time immemorial. Sisterhood is powerful, but not that powerful.

I’m sorry; I didn’t know there were people still stuck on the idea that feminists could not be involved with men.

Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Elizabeth Gilbert
Retail Price: $26.95
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Viking Adult – (2010-01-05)
ISBN / EAN: 0670021652 / 9780670021659

Audio available from Penguin Audio:

Unabridged edition (January 5, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0143145754
ISBN-13: 978-0143145752

Unabridged edition (January 5, 2010); ISBN-13: 978-0143145752; $29.95

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