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Posts Tagged ‘gender

Knock Knock ~ Masculinity and Mad Men’s Mystery Date

April 21, 2012

Mad Men is…past its peak (much like Don). I hate to say it. We’re nowhere near break-up status, but I just haven’t found s5 so far to be as gut wrenchingly fantastic as the previous seasons (I cried during every single episode of s2). But there are still nuggets of brilliance and a lot to […]

Maddening Mad Men?

February 4, 2010

Melissa Witkowsi has a thought provoking blog post in the Guardian about her perception of racism and sexism in Mad Men. I don’t think she deserves all the vitriol in the comments, but I don’t entirely agree with her viewpoint either. Here’s what I posted to the blog: Mad Men is, at its heart, about […]