02 September 2009

Men, mad and otherwise

Will Wilkinson, in the course of a right-on blog post talking about how our current era of tricky mixed expectations about how a gent behaves toward women is a good thing, makes an astonishing assertion.

I think part of the fascination for many white guys with the show Mad Men is that it is a window into an attractive (to them) world of white male dominance and privilege that has largely disappeared.


I'm six episodes into the show and all I can think is how fascinatingly awful those people are, and how happy I am that I live now and not then.

1 comment:

Al said...

I have watched it at all yet and can't figure out if I'd really want to do so...