It took the death of the President of the United States to shake Betty Draper (January Jones) out of her unhappy, little Stepford world and make her shove on the flaps of her hermetically sealed, suburban envelope . Not that Betty hasn't shown flashes of defiance before. Like last season when she challenged her husband Don (Jon Hamm) about his chippies on the side and then thought nothing of a public bathroom quickie with a stranger. ...more
My book club is comprised of liberal, middle and upper-middle class, professional, Jewish women. In July, we read Michael Pollan's book, In Defense of Food. Given that we are his target audience (people - some of whom are moms - who care about the environment and health, who have some means to be able to shop in ways that support sustainability), it seemed like we'd love the book. We hated it. As my friend Molly said, "He doesn't recognize that by romanticizing how food was prepared in the past, he ensures that women cannot have jobs outside of the home, whether they want them or not." We all agreed that his fixation on "mother knows best" when it comes to cooking was a positive, yet sexist stereotype.
No candidate for political office should have to put up with any test of his or her mettle beyond what is demanded by the role of occupying that job and serving the public. And yet, time and again - the current time as good as any - we read about, hear about or witness examples of just how incredibly harsh the light can be shined on someone seeking public office. This Women's Media Center video called, Sexism Sells But We're Not Buying It, is a classic that everyone, man or w
And I thought the BK King commercials were creepy! I can't ignore this one no matter how hard I try. (Thanks, Internet.) What's next, this sandwich becomes an
"appendage" of the King? A pre-emptive argument for those who will say
"yeah, but the ad got your attention! It did its job!" Sure. But it did
nothing to make me want this sandwich or want to go to BK; in fact, it
has done the opposite.
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