Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, died this week at age 91. He was extraordinarily innovative and influential, and he was reviled by a lot of people for exactly those reasons. When the 27-year-old Hefner started Playboy in 1953, America was a sexually sick country.
As a lifelong “liberal” it breaks my heart to say this, but “liberals” and “progressives” are making it harder and harder to write about things that matter. Here are examples of facts that I and others hesitate to write about:
Almost all Silicon Valley engineers are men. Some of them have sex. Some want to but don’t. Some have questions about it. Some are perfectly content without it. They come to me for formulas about women and sex.