Hell must be experiencing a cold front right now and pigs are probably super excited about their new wings, because Playboy (yes the nudie mag) is trying to become more “feminist friendly.”
It’s no surprise that Playboy magazines have become somewhat less popular since the invention of the internet. And while every other company is focusing on making their online content more shareable, there’s not a whole lot that playboy.com can do to make people want to share naked pictures of women with their colleagues.
So now they actually want you to look at Playboy for the same reason you’ve been claiming you look at Playboy all along: you’re just reading it for the articles. They’ve shifted their tone to be much more gender balanced, hiring people like Erin Gloria Ryan from Jezebel to write articles with pro-feminist sentiments. They’ve even moved their “Girls” tab down to the fourth option on the page rather than the first!
Of course we don’t want to discourage this change from happening because it is a positive thing overall. While it is inaccurate to truly call this “feminism,” Playboy is calling this approach simply “being more of a gentlemen.” And who doesn’t want to be more of a gentlemen?
Do you think Playboy’s new approach will work for them?