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Happy Thanksgiving! November 23, 2011
I love this holiday.
Not because of what it’s supposed to represent, because I see right through the Hallmarkification of what was a supremely bad deal for the Native Americans, illustrations of happy Pilgrims shaking hands with happy Indians notwithstanding. Ahem.
No, I love Thanksgiving because I really believe that most Americans actually get with some gratitude over the days surrounding this holiday. Read the rest of this entry »
I responded to an article on The Good Men’s Project, written by the founder of that site, which was about how Hugh Hefner is gearing up to steamroll into the top TV-viewing slot on NBC this fall, usurping Mad Men, by unveiling his new series The Playboy Club.
I clicked on the youtube trailer for the new series and thought only, “Oh brother….here we go again” with the normalization and branding of pornography as cool, the thing to stay home and watch…
In my response to this piece about The Playboy Club, which the founder published as a featured article, I traveled back in time to when I was a Bunny myself, and recounted how the early seeds of my distaste for the effects of pornography were being sown back then.
In the week since my story was featured at Good Men Project, it was also picked up by other sites such as alternet, the hairpin (and others) where it gained popularity, as well. Read the rest of this entry »
A so-called Muslim woman recently bared all for the German edition of Playboy magazine.
Sita Sahin, 25, proudly boasted, “What I want to say with these photos is, girls, we don’t have to live according to the rules imposed upon us,” Sahin was quoted in Playboy.
“For years I subordinated myself to various societal constraints. The Playboy photo shoot was a total act of liberation.”