Hugh Hefner recently passed away and all of my readers know how much I hate any pornographer or pimp no matter how much money they donated to “save the whales” or fed hungry African children. People seem to forget that horrible people often do good things to mask or cover-up their horrid deeds, it doesn’t matter what Hugh did while he was alive. He could be as pro-black and pro-choice all he pleases but in the end he was still a capitalist. He was still a man who made his fortune off of the dehumanization and humiliation of women and girls.
There has been many stories coming out about Hugh and his unethical practices, of course I say this ironically since pimps are already unethical, and yet with all of this information and evidence out there people will still bray about Hefner’s greatness. One would only need to do a quick Google search for themselves to find that Hugh was certainly no saint. He, knowingly, published child pornography on more than one occasion, he had no shame in calling women “dogs” and other misogynistic terms, and he only supported Roe V. Wade because he only saw it as a benefit to men. How exactly he was a “friend to women” I will never understand. One would come to the conclusion that since Hugh was a monster and was the one who popularized pornography that they (men) would immediately abandon it. That only seems to make these men defend their porn use even more strongly despite all of this evidence.
These so-called “bunnies” were there by “choice” (if by “choice” you mean that they were desperate for money and were given no job training) but apparently that “choice” resulted in their deaths. How strange, one would think that choice does not include dying from a drug overdose after suffering copious amounts of humiliation but I guess Liberals also don’t mind women being brutalized and dying as long as the woman chose it.
They claim that Hefner brought the sexual revolution, I still have yet to see any material results of this claim. Women are still raped and tortured in war zones, in the home, and even out in public. Women are still suffering in poverty and often have to turn to prostitution because of lack of job opportunities. Disabled women are still sterilized, abused, and raped by the people they trust and are often trafficked by family members. Women and girls in third-world countries are still being brutalized by men from the first world through sex trafficking and war. Women still have to jump through personal and social hurdles to even have their rapist charged and convicted. Indigenous women and girls are still going missing and murdered. So, if any so called liberals can point to me where exactly Hefner’s contribution has resulted in anything that has stopped the things I have just mentioned, besides giving men an excuse to abuse women, I will still cry bullshit to those people.
Many “good” people are capable of doing evil and many “bad” people are capable of doing good. This does not mean that those horrible acts that the person has done should be cancelled out because they donated money to a cause that everyone supports in one way. Hefner still contributed to an already violent culture by normalizing the objectification of women and girls. This is why girls cannot go into a school without being blamed for arousing young boys, why no woman or girl cannot walk down a street without constantly being on guard, this is why we have violent men who rape and brutalize women and girls. Hefner did not cause it but he certainly worked his damned hardest to make it “sexy.”