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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As she reveals the shocking incidents that followed her hiring in late January ofreaders get an up-close look at the outrageous employment practices of Playboy Clubs, including the astonishingly meager wages, violent threats, intense objectification, and harassment the Bunnies experienced. In the first few years, my callers were amazed that I had used my own name on the article. What is the most important lesson life has taught you? Ppayboy could either go through with it or I could march bunng in protest.

It was a benefit for the Ms. Her article about the realities of life in the Playboy realm were published in Show magazine in Among the short-term results of this article were: What do you consider your greatest achievement? If the idea of being merchandised isn’t enough to unnerve a prospective Bunny, there are other directives that may. Womanher documentary series about violence against women, will air on Viceland UK on 8 March. Tell him you will pay the girls well or will pay him for the girls.

Steinem became a Bunny when she was 28 and held the job for three weeks. I went to see the Playboy doctor “Failure to keep doctor’s appointment, twenty demerits” at his office in a nearby hotel. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.

Also, it seems odd to be white in a world that mostly ranges from honey to sable, especially since this groups me with too k people who think whiteness has a superior meaning. Steinem only spent around two weeks actually working as a Bunny as the penned the piece for Show magazine, but by the end, her feet had permanently grown half a size. Beautiful club down there.


That time Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny

It was instrumental in stopping Hugh Hefner’s clubs from giving physical examinations to applicants. The primary form of labor performed by Steinem during her few weeks as a Playboy Bunny has been identified by feminist sociologists as “emotional labor,” defined in by the inventor of the term, Arlie Russell Hochschild, as “the management of feeling to create a publicly observable facial and bodily display.

Contact About Jobs Legal. Seeing anybody rendered sas. Down in the lobby, I stopped in a telephone booth to call s board of health. Who would play you in the film of your life? Bunnies had to go to great lengths to maintain the illusion of availability, fawning over the clientele in bunhy permitted by a script and pretending they were single even when outside of the club.

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Back in the reception room, the nurse gave me a note to show Miss Shay that I had, according to preliminary tests at least, passed. Cigarette Bunnies explain why a pack of cigarettes can’t be bought without a Plzyboy lighter; hatcheck Bunnies learn the checking system; gift-shop Bunnies sell Playboy products; mobile-gift-shop Bunnies carry Playboy products around in baskets, and table Bunnies glorka thirteen pages of drinks.

Eventually, I had to switch to an unlisted phone. Deception for Journalism’s Sake: I spent many unpleasant hours in depositions, and being threatened with punitive damages.

Hefner, “and are most anxious to know if any such thing is occurring. Tags posed as Gloria Steinem Playboy Playboy bunny.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Is that required of waitresses in New York State? When a comic is on, steinek are supposed to laugh. What did you want to be when you were growing up? What is the trait you most deplore in others?

So does calling the room director by his first name, failing to keep a makeup appointment, or eating food in the Bunny Room. That meant a lot to me. 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: A three-time loser for “failure to report for work without replacement” is not only dismissed bunnt blacklisted from all other Playboy Clubs.


Servers must sign a statement affirming their awareness that “my plqyboy duties require that I interact with and entertain the customers” stenem that “the Hooters concept is based on female sex appeal and the work environment is one in which joking and sexual innuendo based on female sex appeal is commonplace.

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Hugh Hefner was said to have tried to glorla his other television properties to pressure ABC out of doing this production, but it was shown, continued to be aired for four years on ABC, and is still re-run on Lifetime.

As he pounded my back and listened to me breathe, the thought crossed my mind that every Bunny in the New York club had rested on the same spot.

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Men are very excited about being in the company of Elizabeth Taylorbut they know they can’t paw or proposition her. What is your favourite word? Dr Denis Mukwegebecause he is to sexualised violence against females what Mandela was to apartheid. The costume manager celebrated by immediately marking her costume to be tightened another two inches. I could either go through with it or I could march out in protest. After 70 or so, all those brain cells that were devoted to sex are available for other things.

The Examination of a Playboy Bunny

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. In the early s, she went undercover as a Playboy Bunny bunny one of the chain of nightclubs owned by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner —.

Among the long-term results of this article are: Steinem exposed the Playboy entertainment empire, which proclaimed itself part of the “sexual revolution,” encouraging people to enjoy unmarried sex happily, freely, and without guilt, as part of a sexual-industrial complex in which women were expected to manage their appearance and behavior to please men for purely economic reasons.