Sexist Hefner shouldn’t be honored -- Margaret Szczykutowicz

October 10, 2017 GMT

The State Journal last week printed articles eulogizing Hugh Hefner for Playboy’s wide-ranging, progressive and intelligent interviews. I would like to point out that these interviews almost exclusively featured men.

Hefner’s Playboy magazine and brand literally treated women like animals. Why should we champion his treatment of men as human beings -- with ideas, opinions and talents -- over his treatment of women as objects who are as harmless and interchangeable as rabbits?

Margaret Szczykutowicz, Madison