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Betty Draper Is Finally Likable -- There's Just One Problem With That

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.14.2016 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

She wasn't the perfect mom. Maybe she was the anti-mom. But I loved Betty Draper for all her contradictions and imperfections. And she doesn't deserve her fate. If you're a longtime fan of Betty Draper, raise your hand! No takers? OK, I admit Betty has a lot of flaws. A lot of big flaws.

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' Meets 'Mean Girls'

Posted 03.20.2013 | TV

There aren't two bigger Queen Bee-types than "Mean Girls's" Regina George and "Mad Men's" Betty Draper. Each bitchy blonde also went through her ow...

Look Of The Day: January's Abstract Ensemble

The Huffington Post | Brooke Bobb | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

WHO: "Mad Men" star January Jones WHAT: Though she may dress like a (now overweight) buttoned-up '60s housewife as Betty Draper, in real life Jone...

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.