Hugh Hefner wants people to know, that he does not believe Playboy turns women into sex objects, and why you may ask? Because, according to the world’s favorite octogenarian bachelor, women already are. Never you mind, how many girlfriends he has at any given time (at most it’s been seven), nor the fact that he has slept with over 2,000 women. It’s also inconsequential how many pairs of breasts and bushes have graced his glossies, because Hugh believes that the fairer sex, are already objects without Playboy. What plagues us all as societal Hester Prynne’s? According to Heff, we’re objectified, essentially, because we choose to wear lipstick and short skirts to make the world go ‘round. How astute.
NY Daily News: What do you say to women who say you objectify the female form?
The notion that Playboy turns women into sex objects is ridiculous. Women are sex objects. If women weren’t sex objects, there wouldn’t be another generation. It’s the attraction between the sexes that makes the world go ’round. That’s why women wear lipstick and short skirts.
But if short skirts and lipstick make the world go ‘round, what do we do with the argument, “If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig?” There are many women parading around in short skirts and lipstick that would, in fact, stop the primal urge for reproduction altogether, like our friend Sarah Palin. We’ll just leave that one up to her to ponder for a while; we can imagine that she will have a response that makes just as little sense as Mr. Hefner’s.