Gloria Steinem- Feminist, activist, journalist, muckraker. Foremother of the second wave feminist movement in the U.S.
In 1963 Ms. Steinem sought and obtained a job as Playboy Bunny in order to expose the club for what it was- men exploiting women’s bodies for profit, under the guise of sexual liberation.  Hefner glamorized the employees, while paying them crap wages, breaking their female bodies to fit into a desirable, but painful outfit all for the benefit of male sex. Steinem posits that sexual liberation will fail if men are allowed to define it- still relevant 50 years later don’t you think? 
Her scathing article “A Bunny’s Tale” is available for download here and her book Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions is very good reading, accounts of the very early days of second wave feminism.

Gloria Steinem- Feminist, activist, journalist, muckraker. Foremother of the second wave feminist movement in the U.S.

In 1963 Ms. Steinem sought and obtained a job as Playboy Bunny in order to expose the club for what it was- men exploiting women’s bodies for profit, under the guise of sexual liberation.  Hefner glamorized the employees, while paying them crap wages, breaking their female bodies to fit into a desirable, but painful outfit all for the benefit of male sex. Steinem posits that sexual liberation will fail if men are allowed to define it- still relevant 50 years later don’t you think?

Her scathing article “A Bunny’s Tale” is available for download here and her book Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions is very good reading, accounts of the very early days of second wave feminism.

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    Good information on Gloria Steinem and an article she wrote about her experience.
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    Gloria Steinem
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