With news that Hugh Hefner died at age 91 and not having any brothers in the house who stashed Playboy Magazine under the mattress, I don’t think I can opine on the man but I do think it’s a good time to talk about the Playboy Bunny.
I happen to think they are the original feminists, before the word was invented. They were an elite group of women, chosen for the shape of the body and proud of that, they had to be smart enough to go through the rigors of a strenuous Bunny training program, they earned a great deal of money, their job was seen as a good one, not sleeze.
Bunnies had to learn The Lean, how to serve the beverages without coming out of their tops. No easy feat. I think both Gloria Steinem and Barbara Walters tried and failed at being Bunnies for a day.
Today, the women’s movement has moved so far to the Left, the Feminazi’s would call today’s Bunny a sell out. I think quite the opposite.
I suspect all day today and in the next few days, former Playboy Bunnies will speak about their time in Playboy Clubs. It was a different time, maybe better, in that there wasn’t the faction of women who only wanted women to be doctors and CEOs.
Am I wrong?