Maybe a girl's got to be manipulative
Let me just confess that I'm one of those hopeless Mad Men addicts. I find the repression of that pre-late sixties era deliciously seductive. So many rules - and so many slimy ways to break them. The latest episode featured a watershed moment about women in the workforce. It's a scene where a sexist underling persists in making crude sexual remarks to Joan, the voluptuous office manager. (He goes as far as to tell her that she looks like she's always asking to be raped.) This time, though, Peggy, the lone female creative director at the advertising agency, takes matters into her own hands and fires the offender. She confronts him and asks him to apologise to Joan - and when he refuses, she axes him. Just like a modern boss-lady - taking care of business directly and neatly.
Let me just confess that I’m one of those hopeless Mad Men addicts. I find the repression of that pre-late sixties era deliciously seductive. So many rules – and so many slimy ways to break them.
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