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?
The sixties was a supposed Feminist era, when women were at long last claiming our rights. It was a time when men (who were still making all the decisions) were establishing banks for women and hotel rooms for women (all pink and chintzy) and it turned out that we didn't want any of them.