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You Can’t Keep the Lid On Forever: A Mad Men Salon

“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.

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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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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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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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No Cop-Outs: 37 Years Ago, “Maude” Got the Abortion Experience Right

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.

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TV Land: A World Without Choice

Abortion’s absence from TV shows is hard to swallow when television has always been a medium for discussing social issues.

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On “Friday Night Lights,” the TV Sex Talk Done Right

This week’s Friday Night Lights was the rare prime-time drama to feature an explicit, appropriate sex talk between a parent and child.

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“Who’s Going To Watch An Entire Show About Abortion?”

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.

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