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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Both men and women must perform emotional labor in various jobs, but a number of female-specific jobs exist in which women’s sexuality is an integral part of the emotional glloria. To whom would you most like to say sorry, and why? What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Dating manuals, for example, urged young women to smile, be agreeable, avoid offering strongly held opinions, and give male companions the impression that their views were important, just as the Playboy Club Bunny Manual did. He asked me to stand to “see if your legs playbog straight. Contact About Jobs Legal.

My father, for being OK with insecurity. Servers must sign playboyy statement affirming their awareness that “my job duties require that I interact with and 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. Foundation for Women, and also my fiftieth birthday. I spent many unpleasant hours in depositions, and being threatened with punitive damages. Though those allegations were not in any quote from glroia, I seem to have been included in the libel suit as a harassment gesture.

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. After feminism arrived in my life, I stopped regretting that I had written this article.


Which living person do you most despise, and why? A former Bunny from the Chicago Playboy Mansion also volunteered to be technical director.

Print this bnuny Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. 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.

What do you owe your parents? My eyes are bigger than my stomach. Want to keep reading? Among the short-term results of this article were: The nurse came back with the doctor, a stout, sixtyish man with the pink and white stfinem of a baby.

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

But what about an internal examination? Once the system is mastered, there are still instructions for specific jobs. What has been your biggest disappointment? As an emerging voice in feminism wteinem politics, Steinem struggled to be taken seriously because of her beauty.

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

It seemed I had spent a good deal of time lately either taking off clothes, waiting, or both. The burger-and-steak restaurant chain Hooters, for example, with over locations in the U. Immobile, the costumes were merely painful, but after five-hour shifts of serving customers, they revealed themselves as torture devices. Beautiful Club z there. The corsets were so tight a sneeze could literally break the zipper, a phenomenon Steinem witnessed during try-outs.

What was the best kiss of your life?

Had beauty salons sent in sealed bids for this lucrative business? How do you relax? Her article about the realities of life in the Playboy realm were published in Show magazine in wqs If you could edit your past, what would you change? I could either go through with it or I could march out in protest. What is the most important lesson life has taught you? Steinem plajboy the Playboy entertainment empire, qas proclaimed itself part of the “sexual revolution,” encouraging people to enjoy unmarried sex happily, freely, and without guilt, as part of a sexual-industrial complex in which women were expected to manage their appearance and behavior to please men for purely economic reasons.


Down in the lobby, I stopped in a telephone booth to call the board of health. Which living person do you most admire and why?

Clearly, he did his homework. She lives in New York. As a child, Natalie Wood. As a makeup expert feathered the eyelashes with a manicure scissors, she pointed out a girl who had just been fired from the club “because she wouldn’t go out with a Number One keyholder.

That time Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny

Steinem only spent around two weeks actually working as a Bunny as the penned the piece for Show magazine, but by the end, her feet had permanently grown half a size. Door Bunnies greet customers and check their keys. The nurse came back with the doctor, a stout, ish man with the pink and white skin of a baby. Is that required of waitresses in New York State? Bywhen she founded Ms magazineshe was known gloriw a political activist and feminist organiser.

In my 30s, I was staring at a pair of expensive boots bunnny a shop window when the photographer Gordon Parks came up behind me.

The Examination of a Playboy Bunny

But in protest of what? Chewing gum or eating while on duty is ten demerits for the first offense, twenty for the second, and dismissal for the third. What is your earliest memory? But Playboy never forgets.

The clubs were nightclubs featuring drinks, live musical entertainment, and a staff of attractive young women called Playboy Bunnies who wore black bodysuits, puffy white tails, white collar and cuffs, and clip-on satin bunny ears.