Ep03 – Gloria Steinem Goes Undercover

Gloria Steinem Goes Undercover

This week, Sarah recounts the occasion in 1963 when journalist Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny at the famous New York City Playboy Club. Between the long hours, harsh demerit system, and sleazy clientele, it was an experience that Gloria would not soon forget. Gloria translated her Playboy Bunny experience into one of the most famous pieces of undercover journalism ever written. Grab your satin bunny ears and your 3-inch heels – it’s time for some rampant misogyny!

Sources:

Mills, Nicolaus. “Gloria Steinem’s ‘a bunny’s tale’ – 50 years later.” The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited, 26 May 2013.
Steinem, Gloria. “A Bunny’s Tale.” Show Magazine. May 1963: 90-93, 114-115.
Steinem, Gloria. “A Bunny’s Tale: Part II.” Show Magazine. June 1963: 66-68, 110-112.
Wang, Evelyn. “That time Gloria Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny.” Dazed. Dazed Media, 13 September 2016.

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