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steve  ·  471 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hugh Hefner dies at 91

    because that cultural icon is women ... He simply raised it up to a kind of epic phenomenon in culture."

I am genuinely curious about this... Did the exhibition of women really raise them up as cultural icons? While trying not to sound puritanical, how does pornography lift up women? perhaps the articles helped usher in the sexual revolution, but I don't understand how objectifying bodies in color glossy pictures really helps elevate a gender.

Help me understand?