SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women is taking aim at a new NBC television series about Playboy’s infamous bunnies. The commission argues that the show portrays women in a demeaning manner and has passed a resolution condemning the upcoming show called The Playboy Club.

Commission President Kay Gulbengay said the network needs to cancel the show before it ever gets on the air and replace it with one that shows the achievements of women.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

“It’s really an insult to the women of the 60s who fought hard to give equal rights to all women today,” said Gulbengay.

The premise of the show is set in Chicago where Hugh Hefner’s first Playboy Club was located and features well endowed, scantily-clad women wearing rabbit ears dubbed by Hefner at the time as “Playboy bunnies.”

The commission wants San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors to get on board with their resolution and the Show has also been condemned by other feminists, including Gloria Steinem.

NBC retorted calling the Playboy Club a provocative drama about a time and place that challenged the existing social mores and transformed American culture; adding that a key to the male only Playboy Club was the most sought after status symbol of the 60’s.

The peacock network plans to begin airing the new series in two weeks.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Comments (3)
  1. Stephanie Rudin Clark says:

    I am so tired of CA Democrats and the Left engaging in silliness. With high unemployment the debate seems to be focused on “Bike Bubbles”, banning styrofoam and now THIS! If our politicians (right and left) would focus on JOBS, these ladies wouldn’t have to dress in bunny suits to make a living! At the very least, with all the griping about “free speech” on BART, this show should be at the mercy of the viewers and not banned because some find it offensive. Let us ALL find it offensive, tune it off and have it get cancelled.

    1. R says:

      Wow. Since when do YOU lean to the Right??!!

  2. R says:

    Wow. Since when are your leaning to the right?

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
LIVE: Monday through Friday from 3am – 3pm PST

Watch & Listen LIVE