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Pour A Stoli While the World Burns: A Mad Men Salon

Hold on to your hats: the 60s are coming to Sterling Cooper! Will Don Draper and his ilk go from icons of cool to losers holding back the tide of progress?

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“Mad Men” Salon: America’s Struggle with Race, Shaken Not Stirred

Mad Men presents an exploration of race, class, and gender in the not-so-distant past that challenges the notion that all was well back in the day and keeps this fan coming back for more.

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Julie and Julia: the Joy of Cooking–and Sex–at All Ages

A celebration of two career women’s talent
and ambition, as well as their healthy sex lives with their egalitarian
partners.

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Women or Objects? A “Mad Men” Salon

True, second wave feminists didn’t burn their bras–or their girdles or their garters–but “Mad Men” suggests that they probably should have.

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Nostalgia for Those Louts: A “Mad Men” Salon

Astute and unflinching examination of gender politics has proved to be the secret of the rise of “Mad Men” in popular culture. RH Reality Check is hosting a salon on the program.

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Men Are From Apatow-Land, Women Are From Venus

In “Funny People,” men are always from Mars and women from Venus–and the central question is how Mars should gently approach Venus despite his libidinous need to fornicate with her.

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Family Guy and abortion jokes

Do abortion jokes–even if they’re in poor taste or misogynist–need to be heard?

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Indie Movies Can Be Sexist, Too

"Quirky" Hollywood heroines can be just as sexistly-rendered as the glam ones, as feminist reaction to 500 Days of Summer demonstrates.

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Brüno Walks the Line

Is Brüno a punch in the face to American homophobia or does it perpetuate homophobic stereotypes in the name of satirizing them?

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New Feminist Books Offer Multifaceted Critique of Culture Wars

A bumper crop of feminist books that came out this spring and summer reveal that women’s bodies remain battlegrounds for ideological struggles all over the world.

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