Cleo editor Gemma Crisp, in a rubbish Telegraph article from January.
I am absolutely over shows like Mad Med being cited for male role models. because, sure, the sixties was hot. and, sure, we can be attracted to things that aren’t good for us. and, yeah, it’s a very entertaining and well-made show. but dressing smug, sexist, middle-aged dudes in suspenders doesn’t make them any less smug, sexist or middle aged.
… and isn’t that part of what Mad Men is about?
if, ‘the old-fashioned gentleman’ that the Telegraph imagined in January really has made a ‘comeback,’ then Tony ‘women-should-worry-about-the-carbon-tax-because-the-cost-of-ironing-will-go-up’ Abbott is in luck and All the Single Ladies are pretty much out of it.