Hugh Hefner Dead At 91

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  1. Steve S

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    I say good riddance. The man was nothing but a pimp.
     
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    In my mind being an advocate for civil rights and racial equality does not nullify the fact that he provided women for money to men so they could indulge their sexual fantasies, the literal definition of a pimp. The glamour surrounding that is just moving it from Sunset Boulevard (or Santa Monica Boulevard or wherever they walk the streets these days) into the fine mansions in Beverly Hills. The outside packaging may be different, but the content is the same, men profitering on women's sexual appeal.
     
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    fair enough...
     
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    Sorry if I came of a bit barmy, but it is an issue I have strong views on.
     
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    No, I get your point... And it's a serious one..

    I've seen a publication refer to his legacy as problematic for the reasons you outlined... And in the same vein he has championed/supported birth control, abortion rights, women's issues and the lgbtq community, in addition to the civil rights stuff I posted earlier ... Despite the exploitation and misogyny... A friend said to me... He was human... ‍♀️..

    But I do get your very valid point...

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    Just before law school, I worked in the VIP Department for a casino in Atlantic City. Next to us was the Playboy club. I knew a few of the girls who worked as bunnies (all of the town's cocktail waitresses tended to hang at the same watering holes) and they had their share of horror stories about working for the organization. I was never much of a fan of Hefner and as he got older, still marrying his 20-something wives, I got to think that he looked ridiculous.
     
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