Then I gave it another chance. Now I'm hooked. I love watching -mainly because of Peggy. My mom was a real life Peggy Olson. A woman who worked at the same company for well over forty years and used her brain to make her career, not her looks (although my mom is beautiful), she is just as smart, if not moreso.
I think that was why it was so difficult for me to get past that first episode. Imagining people talking to and treating my mother in that way, infuriated me. Then I think of my mom. I understand women were treated much differently four or five decades ago... but I seriously doubt anyone talked to my mom quite like that. She isn't hot-headed like me, yet she's a force to be reckoned with in her own rights.
So where am I going with this? I think maybe what I'm trying to say is.... thank goodness I was born in a time when women have more opportunity. Some would argue we still haven't quite gotten to the point of equality, but I say, progress is slow, and we are well on our way. It's way more than "Girl Power" these days, especially with the amazing role models I grew up with in my mom and my grandmother. It's in-your-face-show-me-something-a-man-can-do-that-I-can't. Unless that thing is writing your name in the snow by urinating. THAT, I might have trouble with.