Sexism & The Women Of 'Mad Men'

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Mad Men
Why they deserve to be the mad ones.

Hidden behind Mad Men's impressive '60s fashion is the complex union of sexism and the workplace. The show, returning for its sixth season on AMC on April 7, mixes powerful female figures—like Peggy Olson and Joan Holloway—with frightened women like the former Mrs. Draper.

Those who strive for women's equality are more often than not judged, humiliated, and underpaid. Here, a look at some of Mad Men's most notorious instances of sexism: VIEW THE GALLERY: MADDER WOMEN: EXAMPLES OF SEXISM IN 'MAD MEN'

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