Sexuality in Conversation

The Slut Wave of Feminism is More Necessary Than Ever

Since Hugh Hefner’s passing on September 27, media has been rife with opinion pieces that either praise the icon for helping to liberate women as a leader of the sexual revolution or accuse him of demeaning women by treating them like sex objects. Few of the articles consider the opinions of the women who worked with Hefner, as if their ideologies are secondary to his. As if their posing for Playboy was not an autonomous decision made by and for themselves. Many famous women have posed for Playboy over the years, and they don't feel mistreated, not even close. In fact, they’ve been posting tributes to him on social media.

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