Baby Boomer Celebrity: Who Am I?


 

With all due modesty, I was the best-looking feminist of the baby boomer era, not that it matters.

But who else could go “undercover” as a Playboy bunny to write an expose of the mistreatment of women at their clubs? It was a sensation and landed me a job at New York Magazine.

 

 

A pop culture celebrity, sure, but also a role model for women’s liberation. Probably, I’m most remembered as the founder of a feminist magazine. I’ve always been politically active, although I had to overcome revelations that I worked for a CIA-financed foundation. I was a vehement opponent of the Vietnam War, supported George McGovern and other liberals throughout my life, and founded the new left National Women’s Political Caucus.

I never retired from the “good fight.” I publicly opposed the Gulf War and Bush administration. Obama was a breath of fresh air, although I supported Hillary.

I finally tied the knot at age 66 to the father of actor Christian Bale. Even now, I’m still a knockout. Not that it matters.

Answer at end of post.
 



Baby Boomer Trivia Questions

 

The controversial 1977 Hite Report was considered a milestone in the boomer sexual revolution. What was its subject?

Lesbianism
Group Sex
Female Orgasm
Husband Swapping

What famous “women’s liberation” event occurred in 1968?

Women collected 500 pounds of cosmetics from passers-by on a New York street corner, then placed the lot on a canoe in the Hudson River and sank it.

Protesters blocked the doors at prominent “Men Only” clubs in New York City for a weekend.

Demonstrators crowned a live sheep outside the Miss America arena while throwing bras and high heels in a bin and burning them.

Match Game: Connect the woman to her notoriety

Sally Ride
Sally Kellerman
Betti Paige
Patsy Cline
Adelle Davis
Angela Davis

Pin-up queen, Diet guru, Hot Lips Houlihan in the MASH movie, Radical activist, Astronaut, Country singer

Answers at end of post

 

 

Notable Quotables


Women like silent men. They think they’re listening. ~Marcel Achard, playwright


Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. ~Charlotte Whitton, politician


Next to the wound, what women make best is the bandage.  ~Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly, novelist

 

 

 

Answers to Baby Boomer Trivia Questions


Celebrity of the Day

 

 

 

The controversial 1977 Hite Report was the first major “scientific” study of the female orgasm.


♀ In 1968, a group protesting outside the Miss America contest crowned a live sheep as Miss America and conducted the most famous, if not the first, bra-burning.


Match Game:

Sally Ride→ Astronaut
Sally Kellerman→ Hot Lips Houlihan in the MASH movie
Betti Paige→ Pin-up queen


Patsy Cline→ Country singer
Adelle Davis→ Diet guru
Angela Davis→ Radical activist


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  1. John said,

    on June 8th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Great post that provokes old memories.

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