Playboy promotes consent (psych!)
News broke this morning that Playboy had published a guide to consensual sex, causing much of the Internet to do a double-take -- and consider actually reading it for the articles. But just a few hours later, the commendable list, titled "Playboy’s 2013 Top Ten Party Commandments," has been revealed as a fake.
The feature, which was published at the URL partywithplayboy.com, announced that the magazine has overhauled its "infamous party school list." An introduction explained:
Over the years, it has been brought to our attention that some of our long-standing party picks have a not-so-toast-worthy, rape-ridden side to their campus life. Somewhere in the countless hours we spent tallying up co-eds and scoring beer pong, we lost track of the most essential element of the Playboy lifestyle: sexual pleasure. Rape is kryptonite to sexual pleasure. The two cannot co-exist. For our revised party guide to live up to our founder’s vision, we had to put a new criterion on top. Namely, consent.
The righteous consent promotion didn't stop there. The piece went on to awesomely declare, "A good college party is all about everyone having a good time. Consent is all about everyone having a good time. Rape is only a good time if you’re a rapist. And fuck those people."