the issue of misogyny in America. For very many American women, the experiences of Peggy Olson, Betty Draper, and Joan Holloway will be painfully familiar today, as in recent history. The show’s title, a pun on working on Madison Avenue, speaks to the male anger that persists in the present and which has been particularly politically important since 2016. As the writer Matthew Gilbert has succinctly put it, ‘before #metoo there was Mad Men’. 17 While the show covered many significant topics, none were so big as the insidiousness of sexism and the illustration of a
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, there remain challenges in extending the language and practice of equality, especially when faced with public policy prescriptions for austerity and global geo-political uncertainties (Durbin et al. , 2017 ).
Furthermore, while the recent ‘MeToo’ movement (#MeToo online campaign) renders a promising example of global solidarity among females against sexual harassment and violence, it has also foregrounded the profound failure of organisational structures and legislation to shield women from abuse, and uncovered the pervading fear which often prevents them from
#MeToo, there was Mad Men . And, while The Handmaid’s Tale is only two seasons old, it is already an award-winning and highly acclaimed series that has inspired protests across the US. It seems fitting that this most recent show of television’s second golden age is joined by one of the very first of the era, The Sopranos , in helping to define Trump’s America.
This chapter has painted a perhaps controversial picture of television’s place on the discursive battlefield of world politics, arguing that it is particularly well equipped to fight and to
to as ‘me-too’ drugs.
Once marketing authorisation is obtained, the product manufacturer must show that the product is cost-effective before the NHS will make it available. 134 The MHRA then subject the product to a lifetime of checks and inspections, operating systems to control product information, advertising, 135 pharmacovigilance and potentially reclassification (for example, if a prescription drug is made available in pharmacies or ordinary shops). Marketing authorisations are granted for periods of up to five years after which they must be renewed
Russia's Secret Archives (New York, 1996).
83 Stephen Kotkin, Stalin. Vol. 1: Paradoxes of Power, 1878–1928 (London, 2014), 8.
84 Masha Gessen, ‘Al Franken's Resignation and the Selective Force of #METOO’, New Yorker (7 December 2017) https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/al-franken-resignation-and-the-selective-force-of-metoo (accessed 19 March 2018).
85 Trotsky, Stalin , 85.
86 Trotsky, Stalin , 85, 86.
87 Montefiore's judgement on his academic colleagues in his sex-and-crime version of the history of the tsars
(despite being the majority in some junior roles in specific cultural occupations), and to account for women’s experience in work and careers. 3
Many of the behaviours have entered public consciousness in the aftermath of sexual harassment scandals in media industries and the #MeToo movement. 4 However, many such behaviours are not of the same magnitude (and illegality) as sexual harassment. Time and again academic research demonstrates how women are given lower status than men, and the positions of director, producer, writer, and other senior roles are seen to be men