Turns out men didn’t read Playboy for the articles
A year ago, Playboy magazine decided to nix the nudes.
And without all those naked girls gracing their pages, circulation decreased.
Um. Maybe I should word that differently.
Turns out all the men who said they get Playboy for the articles were fibbing.
Subscription sales plummeted when the naked girls disappeared. And though the lack of nude women on the cover allowed Playboy better visibility on newsstands, the newsstand sales were flaccid.
And they did nothing to offset the plunge in subscriptions.
Who is surprise by this?
What is the point of Playboy if not to give men glossy photos of naked women to look at?
I saw my first Playboy magazine when I was about five.
My best friend’s college-age brother was a loyal subscriber and Playboys were scattered everywhere in his room – a room we were strictly forbidden from ever entering.
So we went in there all the time.
I’ll never forget my brother, his best friend, me and my friend sitting in her brother’s bedroom looking through all those Playboy magazines.
Sure, my brother and his friend seemed to enjoy it. But looking through Playboy when you’re a five-year-old girl just isn’t the thrill it is for a guy.
Come on. Nobody subscribes to Playboy for the articles.
Deciding to remove the nude women from Playboy made about as much sense as not showing any photos of guns or ammo in an issue of Gun & Ammo.
Frankly, I’m surprised it took Playboy twelve whole issues to realize their mistake.
Now, I don’t see nudie magazines as a cultural high point, to be sure. But I admit it. I’m pulling for Playboy here.
Once again, as was the case when Playboy first began, the magazine is flying against the established norms of society.
But not at all in the same way.
The norms of today have been established by strident anti-male feminists who seek to strip American men of any semblance of masculinity.
These angry gals see it as a crime against humanity for any male to find an attractive woman attractive. And they are doing their level best to beat the maleness out of American men by any means possible.
And I don’t want these hags to succeed.
The last thing this country needs is to be overrun by sunken-chested beta males without the testosterone necessary to grow a full beard.
Unfortunately, those are the only species of male these modern feminists approve of.
In the modern-day feminists’ book, this is a “jacked” male:
Really? When I first saw this picture on Drudge last week, I thought it was Malia Obama.
See, this is my idea of a jacked male.
We don’t need entire generations of pliant, obedient eunuchs.
But this is what the feminist Left is aiming for.
In his speech at Dartmouth University late last year, Milo Yiannopoulos quoted feminist Camille Paglia who once said, “If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.”
He went on to quote Paglia from a 2013 Time Magazine article:
“When an educated culture routinely denigrates masculinity and manhood, then women will be perpetually stuck with boys, who have no incentive to mature or to honor their commitments. And without strong men as models to either embrace or resist, women will never attain a centered and profound sense of themselves as women.”
I see Playboy as a useful weapon against this attempt to emasculate American males and strip from them their natural attraction to women.
No, it may not be the best weapon.
Coupling Playboy with bringing back the draft would do wonders for the American male.
It only took Playboy one year to realize that capitulating to this emasculating feminism was bad for the bottom line.
Their decision to return to what they do was a small victory against what Milo calls “this backward, science-denying feminism.”
So, kudos, Playboy. I’ll still never read you. But I was never your target audience anyway.
Hat tip the New York Post
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4 thoughts on “Turns out men didn’t read Playboy for the articles”
“The newsstand sales were flaccid.” Nice!
Playboy is caught between a rock and the proverbial hard…place. People can see as many pictures of nekkid women (or men, or cockatiels) as they want for free on the Internet. Why pay for a hard…copy?
Hef has sold his Playboy mansion in anticipation of his passing. The magazine should consider the same. The competition, as they say, is stiff.
Hmmmm, not exactly a revelation…
Well Gee… As a former long time Playboy subscriber I think I’ll share my letter to them with you:
To the editors: Your recent “revitalization” has been duly noted. I suppose you’re expecting gushing kudos in regard to your total metrosexualization of what was once an iconic and rather classy men’s magazine. Don’t hold your breath in expectation of my endorsement. Further, don’t bother wasting postage in a vain effort to convince me to renew said subscription as you’ll probably need those funds elsewhere.
I then signed this little missive and included my sub #.
And you know what? They not only didn’t print my letter, they never sent me a renewal form!
Hunh! Go figger…
I am SHOCKED! Shocked I tell you, to hear such a thing! Derp.
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