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Sally Bronston

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Sally Bronston, television producer.
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Sally Bronston, television producer.

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Lainie Breaux

When the hospital tending Lainie Breaux’s newborn son temporarily lost contact with her during Hurricane Katrina, Breaux used her fifteen minutes of fame to call attention to the plight of others devastated by the hurricane.

Lainie Breaux

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Lainie Breaux.
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Lainie Breaux.

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Mad Men TV Club: Work Life Balance

The struggle between career and family is one that women have wrestled with for decades, and there seem to be no easy solutions on the horizon. Work vs. home. “Office wives” and romantic partners. Kids or promotions. The battles rage on, illuminated by think pieces and parsed by university studies, but the essential question of what is most worthwhile and meaningful in life remains unanswered.

Partners of Sterling Cooper

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The partners of Sterling Cooper, in a still from Mad Men.
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The partners of Sterling Cooper, in a still from Mad Men.

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Don and Sally, Mad Men

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Don and Sally in a still from Mad Men.
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Don and Sally in a still from Mad Men.

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The Only (Jewish) Woman in the Room

I was Jewish and a woman and had no idea that neither was welcomed or acknowledged in the world of television writing in the 1960s. Not that such topics were on my mind when I was forced by sad happenstance to become widowed at the age of 31 and left to support my three young children. I had to get a job.

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin.
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Rita Lakin.

Rita Lankin's Book, The Only Woman in the Room

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"The Only Woman in the Room" by Rita Lakin.
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"The Only Woman in the Room" by Rita Lakin.

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Mad Men TV Club: Feminism is a Frilly Pink Dress

UGH. I enjoyed only one scene in this episode, and it was Don’s visit to the Francis household. Betty looked glorious in her ultra-feminine housewife drag, and I appreciated the moment when Don looked back at Betty, Henry, and his two sons, clearly farklempt about the nuclear family he could have had.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Television." (Viewed on May 28, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/television>.

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