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Carlos Pérez Extended Essay
Hugh Hefner changed the role of American women in society Subject: English
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Also.slideshare. just like the women in the magazine. Hugh Hefner´s Impact on society through his magazine Playboy.. www. Hugh Hefner revealed himself as a revolutionary.slideshare. He took normal. That turned out to be a very revolutionary idea. because Playboy was not like other magazines showing nude pictures of women at the time. 16/12/2010 20:48. I believe this issue about Hugh Hefner being a perverted old man that converted women into mere sex objects is wrong and exaggerated and I would like to take a stand against this statement. The cover of this issue was a picture of the beautiful Marilyn Monroe and the centerfold was a nude picture of the same actress.. 4 . he wanted to convince people that it was something glamorous and amusing.playboy. but also important players in society.Introduction Hugh Hefner published the first issue of playboy in December 1953. every day women and converted them into sex symbols by showing nude pictures of these women. 000 copies. which sold about 50. When you talk to women about Playboy they demonize the magazine and they think Hugh Hefner offended them and I do not believe a single man could have 1 Carl Jameson. He envisioned a world were women were not just homemakers and sex symbols. which he shows by being a women´s rights activist. After that first issue.net/. He wanted women to embrace this image of themselves and feel sexy.com. but Hugh Hefner introduced a new type of woman.´ 1 Back in the 1950´s. Hugh Hefner changed the public´s view of sex. www. I wanted to make a mainstream men´s magazine with sex in it. These magazines showed dirty and offensive pictures of women but Playboy showed glamorous pictures instead./hugh-hefners-impact-on-sociey-through-hismagazine. In an interview he stated ³I didn´t intend to be a revolutionary. He wanted to show people that sex was not dirty and immoral. women´s ideal role was to be homemakers and nothing more. A beautiful yet provocative type of woman.
wikipedia. had an IQ of 1604.´ 2 His family´s strong beliefs in Puritan religion strongly restrained his independence sexually and as a man.answers. therefore Playboy was published in 1953. on April 9.done that kind of damage to women´s image.yahoo. 15 December 2010 < http://en. He has an IQ of 152 3 and a normal person has an IQ of 90-100. It was a short marriage in which Hefner had two children. copied by many unoriginal magazines.yahoo. 2006. economically and culturally.wikipedia. Hefner was born in a conservative family.org/wiki/Hugh_Hefner> 4 www. 1926. 15 December 2010 < http://en. 2 3 www. Illinois.com.wikpedia.wikpedia.. This sexually uncomfortable childhood probably led to Hugh´s search for a sexual relief. but it also sparked a fear in the opposite sex. This was a very chaotic moment in Hefner´s life. The world´s most important and most intelligent physicist.org/wiki/Hugh_Hefner> www. I believe that he actually changed the role of women in society from simple homemakers to important elements in society. Albert Einstein. only 8 units more than Hefner´s. Hugh Hefner re-evaluated his lifestyle and the wild nightlife habits were toned down significantly. He is the elder of two sons born to Grace Caroline and Glenn Lucius Heffner. 2010. because his marriage was a lie. a lifestyle he promoted in his magazine. Chapter 1 Hugh Hefner was born in Chicago. which he described as ³conservative and Methodist. he became a playboy. 21 December 2010. Before he got married again.prg. Christie and David Hefner. After a minor stroke in 1985 at age 59.prg. 2010. Also he is considered a genius. He was married to Mildred Williams from 1949 to 1959. He committed adultery several times with the Playboy bunnies during this period. ¿Cual era el coeficiente intellectual de Albert Einstein? <http://mx. Perhaps his genius led him to his revolutionary idea.com/question/index?qid=20070329011828AAuLz3f> 5 .
it is a woman who runs the empire.theage.au/lifestyle/people/partys-over-for-playboy-king-hugh-hefner20090403-9qlf. Playboy has also fought for women s right to be sexy. a beautiful 23 year old blond. while Playboy has turned many women into sex symbols. not Hefner but his daughter. and you "People. but he has currently settled down and is only with his number one girlfriend. not sex objects as some feminist say.com/people/article/0. For the sake of his children.com.2010 6 TheAge. ³Party's over for Playboy king Hugh Hefner .com Hugh Hefner Finally Files for Divorce". Also. <http://www. 6 Chapter 2 For more than fifty years.12. 2008. an acceptable thing. They separated in 1998 and divorced in 2010. Christie. it has been said that the magazine insults women by showing obscene pictures of naked women.. like. Crystal Harris. Such a statement is not true. a self-declared feminist.html>. Accessed October 30. Playboy Enterprises has been one of the most successful companies in the US. stating ³at age 84. because Hefner stated irreconcilable differences. has been running the Playboy Empire since 1988. since its first publication. 2008 . A right that women defend nowadays. Christie defends the magazine against its public demonization by asking ³My question is: If you think women should be allowed to be sexy.00. a former Playmate and they had two sons. one must know his limits. The Man (some people refer to Hefner as ³The Man due to everything he has done and accomplish) turned the Playboy Mansion from a party house to a family friendly House.people. if that is. The Age October 18.html 5 6 . while Hefner stays as chief editor.5 Hefner then started to have more than one girlfriend at a time. Christie Hefner.Three years after he married Kimberly Conrad.com.20303278. Marston Glenn and Cooper Hefner. Besides. 17.< http://www. a good thing.
It was Hugh Hefner who started the so called sex liberation from the 60´s or the sexual revolution. Back in the 1950´s. what imagery is?"7 Christie Hefner is right. women started to do so. Jenna Thompson. 18/12/2010 http://womensrights.org/blog/view/hugh_hefner_playboy_and_their_fight_for_womens_rights 7 . It is well known that women also like sex. After the release of Playboy. much less their calves. Playboy En- Women´s Rights. If it was not for Hefner. Women admit it. Hugh Hefner. too´ 8. Another statement that Playboy defends is that women also like sex. Since it was accepted that men like to see women when they are dressed sexy. In the 1950´s sex was a taboo and women were supposed not to enjoy it. He opened the gates for women to be sexually expressive. society would not accept this. This revolution affected men.don't think Playboy imagery is acceptable. Women are now allowed to enjoy the coitus.change. Hugh Hefner. nevertheless.org/blog/view/hugh_hefner_playboy_and_their_fight_for_womens_rights 8 7 Women´s Rights. because it was no longer so unacceptable for a man to sleep with a woman before marriage. Playboy and their fight for women´s rights.change. Hugh Hefner made them a huge favor. As a result women were socially allowed to show more parts of their body. women like to dress sexy and show what god blessed them with: their body. In an interview Hefner stated ³the message (from Playboy) was that nice girls like sex. No need to make a study or research. 18/12/2010 http://womensrights. women weren´t allowed to show their ankle. women wouldn´t be able to dress provocative or at least. the degree of affection was not as high as the degree on how this liberation affected women. No disagreement there. thus. Playboy and their fight for women´s rights. Jenna Thompson. These days. thus a woman who says Hefner is only a perverted old man who sees women as mere sex objects should not wear a short skirt and show any part of their beautiful body. society was getting softer on their taboos about sex.
women can also be the ones in charge. as a result men are no longer the bosses of the house. it has indirectly helped by fighting for sex education. but to a lesser degree.9 Giving women more rights has helped them to achieve more important and better paying jobs making them as important as. < http://www.terprises has also fought for women´s reproductive right. They say they are as productive and efficient as men and that is completely true. a lifestyle that did not include children. birth control. Sheilla .org/story/uncovering-gender/031217/playboyslegacy-leering-not-liberation> 8 . Conclusion When I first started this essay I though that Hugh Hefner helped women´s role in society to evolve economically and culturally and to become sexual beings. Hugh Hefner promoted sex and a liberal lifestyle. Ed.womensenews. though I never believed it to be as degrading as women thought.org. or at least he freed them from the oppression of the law. Sexually active women should be thankful to The Man for this. reproductive choice and equal rights for women. In midcentury America abortion was not only illegal but also socially unacceptable. Therefore he fought for abortion to be legal as long as the future mother did not want to have the child. not Liberation. Though Playboy Enterprises has not directly helped women to accomplish their laboral dreams. He gave women a choice. 21/ 12/2010. Now they are not going to have to bear with the beautiful burden of a child. Brittanny Campbell. Women of the 21st century defend their right to work and have salaries equal to men. Abortion has always been a conflictive issue for people.womensenews. I have to admit the fact that I also thought Hefner had turned women into sex objects. in some cases more important than. www. After investi9 Gibbons. he freed them from the oppression of society. Playboy´s Legacy is Leering. men.
He did not contribute that much to this part of the evolution of women´s role in society. He liberated them from the wraps of society. Jenna Thompson. Instead he helped women to become sexual beings just as men. 18/12/2010 http://womensrights.org/blog/view/hugh_hefner_playboy_and_their_fight_for_womens_rights 10 9 . Women´s Rights.gating the matter and reading feminist and pro-Playboy articles.´ 10 He couldn´t have said wiser words.change. sexual beings. Playboy and their fight for women´s rights. letting them be what they are. although most women do not know it and are not grateful for it. He did this by utilizing his company to fight for women for more than fifty years. just as any human is. In an interview he stated about Playboy´s launch: ³It permitted them to be natural sexual beings. I found out that it was the opposite. perhaps even more. because they are as sexual as men. Hugh Hefner did help women to become important players in society. but indirectly. economically speaking. Hugh Hefner. He has contributed so much to the sexual liberation of women that thanks to him women can reveal their true nature instead of having to hide beneath a conservative dress. as men are.
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