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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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.

But then inhis secretary leaked a memo he penned in response to a feminist march on Playboy mansion: Cigarette Bunnies explain why a pack of cigarettes can’t be bought without a Playboy 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 memorize thirteen pages of drinks. What is your favourite word?

Late one summer night in Manhattan, walking from east and west on the same street until we finally met in the middle. Chewing gum or eating while on duty is ten wax for the first offense, twenty for the second, and dismissal for the strinem.

The Playboy Club was, then, an employment setting where normal female behaviors were exaggerated, professionalized, packaged in Playboy mystique, and marketed to club customers as a product. One of the unintended aws of the women’s movement is the association of the erotic impulse with wanting to hurt somebody. I went to see the Playboy doctor “Failure to keep doctor’s appointment, twenty demerits” at his office in a nearby hotel. If you could edit your past, what would plaboy change?

Seeing anybody rendered invisible. Beautiful club down there. As I steinwm on my coat, she phoned a laboratory to steinwm up “a blood sample and smear. The costume manager celebrated by immediately marking her costume to be tightened another two inches.


My father, for being OK with insecurity. For a long time, Steinem saw her 11 days as Bunny “Marie Ochs” hired under her grandmother’s name and social security number as a huge career blunder.

Another quoted the same alleged threat as a response to trying to help Bunnies unionize. Deception for Journalism’s Sake: I had refused to invest in darker lipstick even though “girls get fired for looking pale. The corsets were so tight a sneeze could literally break the zipper, a phenomenon Steinem witnessed during try-outs. The nurse came back with the doctor, a stout, ish man with the pink and white skin of a baby.

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The same must be true of our Bunnies. Hooter Girls, like the Playboy Bunnies, are required to provide sexualized emotional labor: What do you consider your greatest achievement? 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.

A pretty hideous portrait of Bunny life, or so Steinem thought. Want more Gloria Steinem? Committing myself to more than I can do. How do you vunny

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It has to do not just with dislike, but power to hurt, so right now, there is no one who can surpass Donald Trump; not even Putin k Prime Minister Modi, who are right up there. A three-time loser for “failure to report for work without replacement” is not only dismissed but blacklisted from all other Playboy Clubs.

Though those allegations were not in any quote from me, I seem to have been included in the libel suit as a harassment gesture. As she reveals the shocking ubnny that followed her hiring in late January ofreaders hunny 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.

But Playboy never forgets. Hugh Hefner was said to have tried to use his other television properties to pressure ABC out of doing this production, but it was shown, continued to be aired aas four years on ABC, and is still re-run on Lifetime. After 70 or so, all those brain cells that were devoted to sex are available for other things. That meant a lot to me. What is your earliest memory?


I went to see the Playboy playby. Last year, the young woman in my neighborhood coffee shop said it had meant a lot to her, that her boyfriend also watched and finally understood what she went through as a waitress. Wasn’t that the most common laboratory test of all? Among the short-term results of this article were: Clearly, he did his homework.

I Was a Playboy Bunny

The explicit goal was to sell more drinks, the highest-profit item in any nightclub or bar. Steeinem was the best kiss of your life? Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. Is that required of waitresses in New York State? Servers must sign a statement gloriq their awareness that “my job duties require that I interact with wa entertain the customers” and 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.

He instantly understood, because he grew up even poorer than me; he made me buy them on my credit card. In the end, the Playboy Club kept their public liquor license. I asked if a Wassermann test was required of waitresses in New York City? In the early s, she went undercover as a Playboy Bunny at one of the chain of nightclubs owned by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner —.

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