“Mad Men” Barbies Kick Female Empowerment to the Curb

No character on “Mad Men” so embodies the Barbie mantra “We girls can do anything” like Peggy Olson. So why was a trophy wife and an oversexed secretary* the only female characters deemed worthy by Mattel of becoming Barbies?


*No offense, Joan. We continue to worship you as the patron saint of under-appreciated office workers in push-up bras everywhere. We are preparing the ritual sacrifice of a handsy intern as we write this.