Norman Mailer probably won't be getting any awards from the National Organization for Women anytime soon.
The crusty author of 29 volumes and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes admits he only grudgingly accepts women's liberation."You get on the shuttle from Boston to New York, and what do you see?" the author told The New Yorker. "You see a group of women wearing tailored suits, carrying their laptop computers, and they look like female versions of the men."
Mailer, 75, says that in the old days, men rushing to work "used to feel a small sense of shame - they felt this was not the way to live, this was an empty life and it was destroying something in them that they couldn't quite name - the women rush to it. They have become the gilt-edged peons of the corporation."
Asked how he felt when the women's liberation movement first began to gather steam, Mailer responded: "Like the British when they lost India."