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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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That meant a lot to me. Thanks to the television version, I also began to take pleasure in the connections it made with glorix who might not have picked up a feminist book or magazine, but who responded to the rare sight of realistic working conditions and a group of women who supported each other.

Seeing anybody rendered invisible. So does calling the room director by his first name, failing to keep a makeup appointment, or eating food in the Bunny Room.

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B orn in Ohio, Gloria Steinem82, graduated in and became a writer. She grew up in the American Midwest and earned a B.

Though those allegations were not in any quote from me, I seem to have been included in the libel suit as a harassment gesture.

Immobile, the costumes were merely painful, but after five-hour shifts of serving customers, they revealed themselves as torture devices. Maybe I don’t have to worry so much about being recognized in the club.

Wasn’t that the most common laboratory test of all? I had refused to invest in darker lipstick even though “girls get fired for looking pale. Waiting until the last minute. Only later did she understand the usefulness of the ruse that allowed her to expose Playboy’s “phony glamour and exploitative employment policies.


“A Bunny’s Tale” – Gloria Steinem – Show Magazine | Undercover Reporting

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. 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.

The explicit goal gloroa to sell more drinks, the highest-profit item in any nightclub or bar. What is your most unappealing habit?

I steinnem told by other reporters that such harassing actions, with or without actionable grounds, were a frequent way of discouraging or punishing journalists. She eventually became one of the best-known figures in American feminism.

“A Bunny’s Tale” – Gloria Steinem – Show Magazine

It seemed I had spent a good deal of time lately either taking off clothes, waiting, or both. What was the best kiss of your life? It was a benefit for bunnh Ms. I put on a hospital robe and waited.

Foundation for Women, and also my fiftieth birthday. I’ve been waas to get Miss Shay to warn the girls. This essay by Gloria Steinem was first published in Show magazine in Clearly, he did his homework. The Incentive System is a method devised to reward those table Bunnies who put forth an extra effort….

I-“A Bunny’s Tale” – Gloria Steinem – Show Magazine

Among the short-term results of this article were: I went to see the Playboy doctor “Failure to keep doctor’s appointment, twenty demerits” at his office in a nearby hotel. Bywhen she founded Ms magazineshe was known as a political activist and feminist organiser.

Media History The reporting was intended for these media types: The nurse came back with the doctor, a stout, ish man with the pink and white skin of a baby. That I was betraying someone or something I deeply cared about.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Down in the lobby, I stopped in a telephone booth to call the board of health. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. If the idea of being merchandised isn’t enough to unnerve a prospective Bunny, there are other directives that may.

The burger-and-steak restaurant chain Hooters, for example, with over locations in the U. My eyes are bigger than my stomach.

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. Among the long-term results of this article buhny After a Playboy Club lawyer had spent cross-examination time trying to demonstrate that I was a liar and a female of low moral character, I began to understand why the other Bunnies had refused.

The Examination of a Playboy Bunny

What did you want to be when you were growing up? To behave llayboy if everything you do matters, because you have no idea which thing might.

It seemed I had spent a good deal of time lately either taking off clothes, waiting, or both. Steinem became a Bunny when she was 28 and held the job for three weeks. Showing up late for work or after a break costs a demerit a minute, failure to follow a room director’s instructions costs fifteen.