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Balancing Act: For better or worse, we'll never see another Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner's jammies-all-day, ladies-all-night shtick would never fly today, but it's hard to pin down exactly why.

We haven't stopped objectifying women. We haven't stopped using sex to sell. We certainly haven't stopped looking at porn - if anything, we've pushed it to a degree that makes Playboy look like a church bulletin.

We haven't even changed our definition of masculinity

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