People, Jan. 30, 1978

Why aren't these women smiling? Authors Nora Ephron (Crazy Salad), Erica Jong (Fear of Flying) and Francine du Piessix Gray (Lovers and Tyrants) are discussing a serious subject: women, men and money. The occasion: a Washington benefit for the Women's Campaign Fund. Gray argued that being put on a pedestal has sometimes been a severe obstacle to a woman's achieving success. Women, she said, are "the only exploited group in history who have been idealized into powerlessness." Jong agreed. "We successful women feel we are doing something unwomanly by making money," she complained....

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