Mad Men: 'It's Not Women's Lib, It's Just a Bitch Session'

We can all agree that Mad Men has had its share of intense episodes, as it’s explored every hellish crevice of the virulently unscrupulous and morally bankrupt. But last night’s episode, with its escalating depiction of women at the cusp of feminism yet not close enough to save them, was in my mind the most… » 5/04/15 1:15pm 5/04/15 1:15pm

Mad Men: Joan Would Like To Burn Shit Down, & Other Feminist Concerns

The primary goal of the miniskirt was never about tempting men: designer Mary Quant, mother of the mini, always said its construction was meant for woman's lib, literally. "I liked my skirts short because I wanted to run and catch the bus to get to work," she told the Scotland Herald last year. "It was that feeling of… » 4/06/15 12:35pm 4/06/15 12:35pm

'Mad Men': Ding Dong, Ambition Calling!

Now that she's a partner in a big-time ad agency, Joan has been trying to redefine her duties within the company to accurately reflect her executive-level position, but it's been hard to make the transition when her colleagues still view her as the queen of the secretaries. Finally, her opportunity came knocking and… » 6/03/13 1:55pm 6/03/13 1:55pm