Playboy an American men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine which was famous for it’s nude models stopped publishing pictures of fully nude women photograph,this magazine had played a important role in sex revolution which took place during 1960’s.According to it’s chief executive Scott Flanders “That battle has been fought and won,You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it’s just passé at this juncture.”. Marilyn Monroe was on the first cover of the magazine in 1953 and the editor’s letter from Hefner said: “If you’re a man between the ages of 18 and 80, Playboy is meant for you. We enjoy mixing up cocktails and an hors d’oeuvre or two, putting a little mood music on the phonograph, and inviting in a female acquaintance for a quiet discussion on Picasso, Nietzsche, jazz, sex … ”
As mentioned Playboy played important role in sex revolution of 1960’s. Sexual revolution was aided by feminism. Many feminist thinkers believed that assertion of the primacy of sexuality would be a major step towards the ultimate goal of women’s liberation, thus women were urged to initiate sexual advances, enjoy sex and experiment with new forms of sexuality. The feminist movements insisted and focused on the sexual liberation for women, both physical and psychological. The pursuit of sexual pleasure for women was the core ideology, which subsequently was to set the foundation for female independence. Although whether or not sexual freedom should be a feminist issue is currently a much-debated topic.The feminist movement has helped create a social climate in which LGBT people and women are increasingly able to be open and free with their sexuality,which enabled a spiritual liberation of sorts with regards to sex. Rather than being forced to hide their sexual desires or feelings, women and LGBT people have gained and continue to gain increased freedom in this area. Consequently, the feminist movement to end sexual oppression has and continues to directly contribute to the sexual liberation movement.
So whether Sex opens doors for freedom of women? Does experimenting new forms of sex like LGBT are the real freedom?
Answer is big “NO”. Main objective of Feminism should be helping women to excel in Education,Politics and taking action against discrimination & harassment they face.I support Feminism but will not support regarding sexual freedom like having sex as they desire, sex before marriage,exhibiting,LGBT way of feminism.
We are not able to find much female name in field of Politics,Education,Profession etc. Only in fewer cases only we found women excel.Only one or two politician have governed countries,even Americans are waiting for their First women president for long time.We have seen only least number of female as scientists,Educators,Doctors,Engineers.Mean while women gets unlimited freedom in sexual industry they are marketed much in Films,Magazine,Fashion,pornography etc.Who gets benefits from this?
We don’t need prostitutes as symbol for freedom for Women. We need women in field of Politics,Profession,Education as symbol of women freedom. Hope this will happen soon.