Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Playboy Bunny

Hugh Hefner may have selected the rabbit as his infamous Playboy icons for more reasons than we think. The Playboy Rabbit (the original male icon), was a "stand-in" for the male readers of the magazine, perceived to be less threatening than if a real human was in the photos with the women. The white Playboy Rabbit with the bow tie is perhaps one of the best known cultural symbols in America. But, it was not long until the rabbit gave way to the more commonly known Playboy Bunny, a female icon representing women's sexuality under the guise of a cute, cuddly, and innocent creature.

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