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Romanian Editor for Playboy Reprimanded for Article

The editor of the Romanian edition of Playboy magazine was recently reprimanded for publishing an article that actually advocated violence against women.

The article, “How to Beat Your Wife Without Leaving Traces,” not only listed a step-by-step procedure for abusing women but went on to imply that good beatings could make for better sex.

Christie Hefner, Playboy Enterprises Chairman and CEO stated that the Romanian editor had been reprimanded for the article, but the editorial director for international editors refused to comment on whether he had been fired.

Fourteen groups in Romania issued a statement in protest of the article on April 17, calling it “a clear incitement to conjugal violence.”

Sources:

The Associated Press - 24 April, 2000