Baby Oyl, 2018
Baby Oyl is a serial publication about language. Each issue features a new edited selection of historical texts that engage with an aspect of culture that is particularly relevant today.
Baby Oyl will commission a new guest editor for each issue.
Supported by the Rope Press Open Publishing Fund.
Issue 1: 1970s Playboy edition
Issue 1 presents material from Playboy Magazines of the 1970s. Reflecting the social and cultural climate of the era, the writing in Playboy begins opening up discussion on topics like abortion, equal pay and harassment in Hollywood. This issue features interviews and writings with Marilyn Monroe and Germaine Greer, and shows how Playboy helped women to access legal abortion in the US.
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