I watched A Bunny's Tale on Lifetime the other day. I've seen it before and as a made-for-tv movie, it's pretty good. Kirstie Alley plays Gloria Steinem undercover as a Playboy bunny and wrote a two part article on it which stirred up some shit and even generated a response from heffner himself, who eliminated the GYN exam from the interview process.
So, I decided I'd like to read Steinem's article as I haven't yet. I googled it and come up with several references to the movie. I read one criticism that said by the time the movie was made, these issues weren't important any more. As I'm sure any new movies on slavery in American are irrelevant. PS: I choked on his review as I am a cocktail waitress and no, it hasn't changed very much. Not really. I won't even go into it unless someone asks.
Eventually I find the National Women's History Project and look up Steinem
which had no copy of the article and barely a mention other than it embarrassed her for some time as she lost many future serious journalist assignments. So I wrote the site asking where I could find a copy of the article and received this response: "I suggest you go to a search engine like google.com and see if you can find a copy or at least a reference on line."
I wrote back that I did google it and that's how I found them.
A friend suggested I get a copy of "Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions" which apparently has the article.
Still, how is this article, a major cornerstone and the beginning of Steinem's life as a feminist not recorded here at this Women's history Project? WTF???