I have a few copies of “Playboy” from the 1970s stashed away somewhere. One of them has a letter where a guy writes in saying, “I met this really gorgeous, sweet woman, and we were planning to get married, but she sat me down yesterday and told me that she had a sex change before she met me. Mr. Hefner, should I marry someone who used to be a man?” and the response was, “So she had a sex change, big whoop. Would you be asking this question if she’d made any other change in her life before she met you? You love the woman she is now, and that’s all that should matter. If you want kids you can adopt or something.”

I feel so conflicted right now

That awkward moment when Hugh Hefner is more trans-positive than most feminists of the same era. 


Yes, because a man who said the words “The notion that Playboy turns women into sex objects is ridiculous. Women are sex objects.” and makes millions of dollars off the exploitation and commodification of women, who has three girlfriends at a time and definitely sees those women as nothing more but decorations and objects to service him, should ~totally~ be praised more than actual fucking women who ARE feminists and fight fucking hard. I’m not surprised Hugh Hefner supports trans women, its the same old male supremacist bullshit - caring more about males than females - and you libfems fucking uphold him as a ~feminist icon~ for being kind to males (tans women) and degrading the hell out of females, all the while shitting on actual women feminists. Wow, how fucking revolutionary (spoiler: its not, its the same old fucking patriarchal bullshit).

a comic from playboy magazine, about two men hwo are going to rape a woman.

This from Pornland by Gail Dines, about Playboy, page 11:


"… one such battle occured over a story by Calder Willingham that appeared in the JUly 1962 issue. Called "Bus story", it focuses on the rape of a seventeen year old girl by an older man. However, as in much of pornography, the story is written in a way that sexualizes the brutality: "there are times to be tender and times to be just a little rough. This was a time to be just a little rough. Left forearm heavily across her breasts and left hand gripping her shoulder so hard she winced, Harrys used his knees like a wedge, grey eyes hypnotic above her. ‘Open your legs’, he said in a cold, hard and vicious tone. Lips apart and eyes empty with shock, the girl did as she was told. A moment later, hands limp on his shoilders, a gasp came from her. Then another gasp".. "

Pornland by Gail Dines, page 22:

"In ‘Bunny Tales’, Izabella St. James, an ex-girlfriend of Hefner’s, writes about waht really went on at the mansion; how Hefner would have uunprotected sex with a number of women, one after the other, but regardless of how women he penetrated, he could orgasm only by masturbating to pornography. St. James discloses that many of the young women didn’t want to have sex with Hefner but "it was part of the unspoken rules. It was almost as if we had to do it in return for all the things we had".."

This does not sound like man who gives a shit about women, it sounds like a man who gives a shit about men’s ability to rape and dehumanize women.

No matter how many “anti-rape” guides or whatever, playboy prints, the fact is that as pornography, is it rape culture and anti-female propaganda.


EpicDash: 32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream

Part 2 here

1 &2: Reed Flute Caves China. This 240-meter-long cave system has been one of Guilin, China’s most popular attractions for over 1200 years. The beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and pillars were all created through water erosion. In the present day, they are highlighted by multi colored lights which create a truly surreal environment.

3 & 4: Tianzi Mountains, China. These unqiuely tall and thin mountains are so alien that they were used in James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Formed underwater 380 million years ago, the ground rose as a result of volcanic activity. Some of the pillars have reached over 4,000 feet above sea level.

5: Patagonia Marble Caves, Chile. Formed by thousands of years of waves crashing against calcium carbonate, these caves have smooth, swirling walls, which reflect the lake’s azure waters.

6: SkaftaFell Ice Cave, Iceland. Ice caves are temporary structures that form at the edge of glaciers when flowing water melts a hole into glaciers. The tightly packed ice has very few air bubbles and absorbs all light except for blue, giving the ice it’s unique color.

7 & 8: Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA. This canyon was formed by millions of years of flowing water that carved out a deep, yet narrow crevice. Since significantly less light makes it down to the deeper depths, the walls often appear to be different colors.

9 & 10: Highlands, Iceland. The isolated highlands of Iceland have some of the most superb natural sights in the Northern Hemisphere. The mindblowing glaciers, craters, lakes and geysers are breathtaking by day, but when night falls, the area becomes one of the best places to witness the aurora borealis.



EpicDash: 32 Surreal Places On Earth That Belong In A Dream, Part 2. 

Part 1 here

1: Turquoise Ice, Lake Baikal, Russia. Lake Baikal is the largest and oldest freshwater lake in the world. In the winter, the lake freezes, but the water is so clear that you can see 130 feet below the ice. In March, frost and sun cause cracks in the ice crust, which results in the turquoise ice shards we see at the surface.

2: Pamukkale Hot Springs, Turkey. Over millions of years, the hotsprings in Pamukkale have transformed the landscape. Although it may look like these terraces are made of ice and snow, Turkey has bikini weather all year round. The ground is just coated in white limestone.

3: Sentinels of the Arctic, Finland. These sentinels are actually giant trees covered in snow and ice. This strange sight occurs in winter, when temperatures range from -40 to -15 degrees centigrade.

4: Yuanyang County, China. The farming techniques in Yuanyang County have created a landscape which is truly amazing from the air. These rice fields are located on the slopes of Ailao Mountain, where the terraced levels help create flat surfaces along an uneven landscape.

5: Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA. Fly Geyser was accidentally created when a well was drilled and left uncapped. Minerals and algae started to rise from the geyser and accumulated to form an alien-like mound.

6: Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Wyoming, USA. Grand Prismatic Hot Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States. The vivid colors in the spring are the result of pigmented bacteria, which grow around the edges of the mineral-rich water.

7: Underwater Waterfall, Mauritius Island. Strong ocean currents continually drive sand from the shores of Mauritius into the abyss below, creating this one-of-a-kind underwater waterfall.

8 & 9: Sea of Stars, Vaadhoo Island, Maldives. It may look normal during daylight, but at night, this beach comes to life. The sparkle in the water comes from marine microbes called phytoplankton. The galaxy they paint across the shore is nothing short of breathtaking.

10: Glowworm Caves, Waitomo, New Zealand. Thousands of tiny glowworms hang to the ceiling of this grotto and radiate a luminescent light, creating a scene straight out of a sci-fi movie.



we’ve taught girls to romanticise nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on. i thought a guy saying ‘i won’t take a no for an answer’ was passionate and romantic. we’re literally always teaching girls to romanticise abusive traits.

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