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Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Is Mad Men glamorizing sexism or critiquing it?
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The runaway AMC hit Mad Men, about a sexist and racist 1960s ad firm, features several strong, proto-feminist women characters (Peggy Olson!) But is Mad Men glamorizing sexism or critiquing it? Before the much-awaited Season 4 premier on Sunday, Ms. weighs in: Is Mad Men feminist? Join Ms. TODAY and be the first to read the full story in our brand-new Summer issue. You'll also find out about:
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