1969 February 5

“Nude-In”: Grinnell College Students Protest Playboy Magazine

 

Ten students—six women and four men—removed their clothes at Grinnell College, Iowa, to protest a talk by Bruce Draper, representative of Playboy Magazine. “We protest Playboy’s images of women as lapdog playthings,” they announced. Five women (described as “girls” in a Kansas newspaper) were charged with indecent exposure and eventually found guilty in 1971.

Forty years later, to commemorate the nude-in, a student organized a Naked Photo Shoot. Fifty Grinnell students participated and half of them allowed their pictures to be used in a public display.

Learn more: http://www.thesandb.com/features/where-tf-did-all-of-the-clothes-disappear-to.html

Learn more: Tom Hayden, The Long Sixties: 1960 to Barack Obama (2009)

Watch the 2012 San Francisco nudity ban protest (you must sign in): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUMY6DGUqTs

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