Originally Posted by Phat Endy
Kind of assumed that, but from the other posts in this thread it doesn't appear as though the female characters just sit back and take it. They actually make it interesting.
After the first episode I was left thinking, "Yeah, I get it. They smoked and treated women like objects." It's not that I was surprised by the portrayal the time period, it just seemed as if they were hell bent on making sure we got those two messages across loud and clear without much else to show for it. I like shows with plots beneath the detrimental behaviors.
In the most recent episode, Peggy Olsen really tells off Don Draper, and Don realizes a newfound respect for Peggy as a result.
Betty leaves Don for cheating on her, and Mona leaves Roger Sterling for cheating on her.
Joan Halloway quits, partially because of how she was treated, but when they restructure the company they beg for her to come back realizing how important she was.