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Women of 'Mad Men' make a strong impression amid their fight for change
Women of 'Mad Men' make a strong impression amid their fight for change

"Mad Men" may be the story of 1960s advertising genius Don Draper, but it is also a series defined and distinguished by its women. The landmark AMC program, whose final episodes begin airing on Sunday, illuminates a decade of remarkable social and political change through its inscrutable, hard-drinking protagonist. Since it premiered on AMC in 2007, the show has had a cultural impact that far outweighs its relatively modest audience. It has inspired countless think pieces, an industry-wide boom in scripted drama and a nationwide craze for cocktails and midcentury design. A major, but perhaps less celebrated, part of its legacy is its unusually rich ensemble of female...

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