Playboy’s Misogyny More Overt Than Ever

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Playboy.com began hosting a feature on the website listing and mocking conservative women they’d like to”hate-fuck.” And at least one supposedly liberal blog (ETA: or not, some controversy on this point) picked up on it as a “lighter side of politics” entrant because ha ha, what could be funnier. Playboy has since taken the relevant posts down (you can read them here though the site is very slow to load probably due to high traffic), and Politico walked back its apparent endorsement.

More detailed accounts here (link is to a conservative site where the appended comments are best avoided); and at Jezebel which recaps the disgusting things written about particular women. Another blog with vile comments appended offers this.

A lot of observers are expressing shock that Playboy would publish something like that – why they are surprised I have no idea.

–Ann Bartow

ETA: Here’s a not atypical Playboy cartoon, via:

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