The seamstress zipped America’s future top feminist into her Playboy Bunny costume — it was so tight it hurt — and stuffed her bra with a. Source: Steinem, Gloria, “I Was a Playboy Bunny,” from Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, by Gloria Steinem. New York: Holt, Rhinehart, and Winston, . by: Gloria Steinem | publication date: May 1, | Publication: Show Magazine Description: Gloria Steinem goes undercover as a Playboy Bunny in to.

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The Playboy Clubs presented sexually amplified but generally unavailable young women to male customers in a way that would stimulate sexual desire without satisfying it: As an emerging voice in feminism and politics, Steinem struggled to be taken seriously because of her beauty. You’ll know everyone in the club is clean. My father, for being OK with insecurity.

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Cite this article X a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. He asked me to stand to “see if your legs are straight. It seemed I had spent a good deal of time lately either taking off clothes, waiting, or both.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Steinem went after the inside story on the Playboy Club because the behaviors demanded of a Playboy Bunny—smiling, dressing to emphasize one’s sexual pllayboy, and reacting to male opinions as if they were “very important,”—were exaggerations of behaviors that feminists like Gloroa had identified as standard for young women in American society.

Waiting until the last minute. It was instrumental in stopping Hugh Hefner’s clubs from giving physical examinations to applicants. Prize money … will likewise be deter-mined by over-all drink income.


What is your favourite smell? The costume manager celebrated by immediately marking her costume to be tightened another two inches. Skip to Main Content Area.

Among the short-term results of this article were: Also, it seems odd to be white in a world bunmy mostly ranges from honey to sable, especially since this groups me with too many people who think whiteness has a superior meaning. There is a problem in being “friendly” and “pampering” the customer while refusing to go out with him or even give him your last name.

Effects and Outcomes Show Magazine s long forgotten but not this story; it lives on among the most amusing and talked about of undercover exploits. I was fitted for false eyelashes today at Larry Mathews’s, a twenty-four-hour-a-day beauty salon in a West Side hotel.

If you could edit your past, what would you change? What does love feel like? All said they were amazed to find my name listed in the phone book.

As I put on my coat, she phoned a laboratory to pick up “a blood sample and smear. Immobile, the costumes were merely painful, but after five-hour shifts of serving customers, they revealed themselves as torture devices. I behaved badly with two old lovers.

What is the trait you most deplore in others? A former Bunny from the Chicago Playboy Mansion also volunteered to be technical director. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. It led to no serious new assignments and became her least-favored but often-invoked characterization. Gloria Steinem — is an influential feminist writer most famous for founding Ms.

Having dinner with friends, walking around the city, reading with my cat on my lap. Messy hair, bad nails, and bad makeup cost five demerits each. How do you relax? Sign up for the Early Bird Books newsletter and get the best daily ebook deals delivered straight to your inbox. What book has changed your life? Which was better than several sizes, as one doctor cheerfully told her to expect with this kind of work.


What would your superpower be? What is the most important lesson life has taught you? We depend on our Bunnies to express the personality of the magazine. After feminism arrived in my life, I stopped regretting that I had written this article. Which living person do you most despise, and why? Modern Language Association http: Only later did she understand the usefulness of the ruse that plwyboy her to expose Playboy’s “phony glamour playgoy exploitative employment policies.

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Hefner, “and are most anxious to know if any such thing is occurring. Down in the lobby, I stopped in a telephone booth to call the Board of Health.

That I was betraying someone or something I deeply cared about. This essay by Gloria Steinem was first published in Show magazine in Showing up late for work or after a break costs a demerit a floria, failure to follow a room director’s instructions costs fifteen.

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