Exploring American History and Women’s Rights through TV

From Mad Men to Veep, how far have women really come — at least with regards to fictional televised representations of women in positions of power? In this article, we’ll take a look at two popular television shows set in very different eras of American society, demonstrating the ever-increasing representation of women in the workplace and, in turn, the media. Mad Men shows the progression of women working their way up

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[Note: At the time of this article’s release, I have yet to see Her and Inside Llewyn Davis] That old standby. The end-of-the-year list on a Cultural Commentary website aimed at media. And since I’m the editor-in-chief, I get the great pleasure of telling you my favorite everything from the year. From movies and books to music and video games. From television to technology. This is what I’ve been ingesting since the

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[Note: At the time of this article’s release, I have yet to see Her and Inside Llewyn Davis] That old standby. The end-of-the-year list on a Cultural Commentary website aimed at media. And since I’m the editor-in-chief, I get the great pleasure of telling you my favorite everything from the year. From movies and books to music and video games. From television to technology. This is what I’ve been ingesting since the

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It might be hard to remember the hazy beginnings of this season, but let’s try together. Don is laying out in the Hawaiian sunshine, reading Dante’s Inferno–as recommended by Sylvia, the woman he’s sleeping with back home. We all know how Inferno goes, and most of us caught on to the not-so-subtle nudge Matthew Weiner was giving us in those opening moments. How many rock bottoms have we seen Don Draper hit? Just

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