Thursday, October 30, 2008

I needed that...

... the day in bed, that is.

I snoozed, read and watched several episodes of the first season of Mad Men. If you want to see people smoking, drinking and having sex with their secretaries, this is the show for you!

On Mad Men--- wow -- the feminist in me wanted to scream so many times and the third-waver in me had to stop and realize how much power the women have on that show ---

In many ways I want the show to accurately reflect the attitudes of the time, so that I can say the feminists were f-ing right.

On the other hand, I don't want those attitudes to be accurate -- because so many women were discounted, used for sex and generally made to feel they were only worthwhile for their looks.

I'm probably going to use at least one episode in ethics to discuss cultural relativism and moral skepticism... those attitudes and behaviors were acceptable in that culture, but they no longer are...

Tomorrow is chemo, 5 left!


Miss Kitty said...

HOLY CRAP!!!!! ITPF, I've been M.I.A. on blog-reading, and I was totally clueless about your chemo! THe HKC kitties and I (oh, and Myrtle Mae) have our fingers, paws, and wings crossed for you. [big hugs]

Psych Post Doc said...

I'm glad you're feeling more refreshed.