Notes

“What It Was Like To Report On Feminism For Playboy in 1969”

Susan Braudy writes a very in-depth piece on her experience of writing on the Women’s Liberation movement and Feminism for Playboy in 1969. “Almost as soon as I arrived in Manhattan to seek my fortune, I backed into a knuckle-bruising battle with Playboy’s Hugh Hefner.

My new city-slick literary agent Lois Wallace had signed me because she liked my articles in a zippy new Yale monthly called The New Journal. So after Playboy editors approached Lois about a piece on something called the new feminism, she lipped a smoke ring into her telephone and asked me, ‘How’d you like to be the first woman to write for Playboy?'”

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