“Mad Men” is all about the hard truths, and the hard truth is that being a woman forging her own path in the early 60s was very lonely indeed.
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?
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.
True, second wave feminists didn’t burn their bras–or their girdles or their garters–but “Mad Men” suggests that they probably should have.
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.
Do abortion jokes–even if they’re in poor taste or misogynist–need to be heard?
You’d think that something that happens to over a million women a year would merit more than one on-screen portrayal since Maude terminated her pregnancy 37 years ago.
Abortion’s absence from TV shows is hard to swallow when television has always been a medium for discussing social issues.
This week’s Friday Night Lights was the rare prime-time drama to feature an explicit, appropriate sex talk between a parent and child.
Last night the television show Boston Legal attempted to address parental consent laws for abortion. Let me just say that to root a story about abortion on the perspectives of two older men is, well, interesting.