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Let's Just Leave 'Fat Betty' Alone

Emma Gray | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

Attention "Mad Men" fans: It's time to leave Betty (Draper) Francis' body alone. Last night "Mad Men" returned -- and along with Don's cheating ways, Megan's excellent sartorial choices and Peggy's badass lady boss demeanor, we were subjected to a deluge of fat-shaming comments about Betty.

Mad Men and Fat Women -- Can Television Deal?

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

When Mad Men presented an overweight Betty Draper Sunday night, I shivered with dread. We are still a society that does not know how to deal with women and weight when it comes to entertainment. Will fat woman always be a joke or a tragedy?

Why 'Mad Men' Episode Three 'Burkes' Well

Steven C. Eisner | Posted 06.04.2012 | Fifty
Steven C. Eisner

Do Roger's remarks "Burke?"

Fat Betty Draper: Why Do We Care So Much?

Emma Gray | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Henry, Betty's politician husband, to his credit, never once shames her for her changing looks. I can't say the same for "Mad Men" viewers, many of whom appear to see Betty's weight gain as a reason in and of itself to dislike her.