– A Bunny’s Tale –

Please don’t be mistaken by the title, it was nothing innocent as you imagined.

It was in fact an investigation journalism written by Gloria Steinem, when she was undercovering in Playboy Clubs as Playboy bunny in the 1960s. She made up her names, backgrounds and age to enter the scene without causing trouble, there she seen many interesting situations whilst she seen/experienced deeply on women being treated unfairly as a sexual object.

Despite my disagreement on her opinion toward sex work and women, I must admit that her notes on her two months as the playboy bunny was indeed fascinating, just like reading insider’s tale on almost every industry. It also nicely described how sex work (voluntary ones, I use voluntary to distinguish in case people might think I neglect the potential coered ones) aren’t totally different from actual labours – we all worked hard with our body for the job given, we all have to put on a face/gesture/preparation to make a brilliant “performance”, as Arlie Hochschild (1983) would’ve said.

Even it’s Gloria Steinem and I wasn’t fan of her, her writing was in fact wasn’t bad.

Look it up -> http://dlib.nyu.edu/undercover/bunnys-tale-gloria-steinem-show-magazine (the actual article)

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