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Probably missing from the Hefners' reading list..."This little book about rabbits ... holds an incredible amount of understanding of the human soul and its place in the core of life and nature."

"...once you are real, you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always."
from Margery Williams' The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real.

What about when Playboy makes women unreal? Unfortunately, that too, lasts for always.

Isn't it funny? Margery Williams' beloved classic children's story The Velveteen Rabbit or How Toys Become Real reminds us all what it truly means to be real. Her toy bunny comes to life when he's loved and respected. Yet the opposite is true for women who are real and then made into toys by the pornography industry. Surely if a toy bunny is magical and sacred and deserving of trust and love and respect, aren't women?


escue abbits from denigration as symbols of sexist subordination.

efuse to make sexuality a commodity of exchange. Just don't buy it.

eturn espect as the center of community -- not exploitation.

ecover sexuality within the context of a meaningful fulfilling relationship and not the acquisition and consumption of an endless succession of people who exist only as things to be used.

elease abbits to their nature-- nonpredatory, furry, diverse, popular animals. Release women to their nature intelligent, respectful, powerful, sexual beings who don't want to be viewed as cute, docile sex toys, ready and willing to be consumed by the next guy with the $5 magazine cover price.

Don't support an industry
that turns real women into play toys.

Soft Core's Hard Sell of Phony Sex
and Real Propaganda

The Fine Print: Health and Safety Concerns for Coeds Being Targeted for Commercial Sex Pictorials