However, a surprising number of prominent authors are contumeliously dismissed: Robert Coover is "a closet fascist" who is "forever mincing or else obscenely chuckling about how nothing can be known," though he is elsewhere described as an "American fundamentalist Christian gone wrong"; Saul Bellow "is patently and annoyingly a male chauvinist pig
"; Thomas Pynchon is "perhaps the dullest writer now living"; any writer in the Southern Gothic tradition is working in "an inherently inferior form." Other writers receive lavish praise: Joyce Carol Oates's Bellefleur is "a tour de force of imagination and intellect"; Bernard Malamud's Dubin's Lives is "a major work, comic, philosophical, and poetic"; John Cheever is "one of the few living American novelists who might qualify as true artists."
He might have added fascist, reactionary, imperialistic, flag-wagging, male chauvinist pig
. He did not.
As an early assailant of the women's movement--Time in 1975 dubbed him "male chauvinist pig
of the year"--Gilder accused welfare of "cuckolding" males.
Nine To Five: The Musical is a story of friendship and revenge in the era of the male chauvinist pig
. It tells the story of three unlikely friends who conspire to take control of their company.
"I'm the male chauvinist pig
version of a feminist" - TV's Clive James.
PC PC: There you go again, male chauvinist pig
. All men?
LADIES, are you struggling to think of a suitable Christmas present for the male chauvinist pig
in your life?
YOUR SAY: From left, Secretaries Genevieve Eckenstein and Sandra Pronger with presenter Marjorie Anderson reading letters in 1960.' CELEBRATION: The book.' VELVET-VOICED: Presenter Margaret Hubble' SILK PURSE: John Timpson, Male Chauvinist Pig
of the Year, 1975.' IRON WILL: Presenter Sue MacGregor with Margaret Thatcher.' A MAN I'D LIKE TO MEET: Laurence Olivier in 1952.' ROYAL VISIT: The Queen meets Jenny Murray in April this year.
Oughtn't it to be MC HOGG: Male Chauvinist Pig
In fact that whole affair left his publicist Max Clifford so unimpressed by Boycott that he admitted the former England batsman was a male chauvinist pig
(Footnote: MCP: male chauvinist pig
; PC: politically correct).