It would be an understatement to say that America is starting to pick up on the decadent portrayal of 1960's big-city realism in Mad Men. Not only are they drooling over the characters and their fab threads, people are actually understanding the deeper plot elements, notably the darker feminist undertones that leaves a few of my friends "depressed" after watching the relentless struggles of the second season.
Of course, ladies, we know it gets better. But like the chauvinist advertising industry of the 60's, I can think of one huge American corporation who has regarded men as loose cannons around smart, capable women for far too long: the US Military.
Luckily, today's New York Times top story sheds some light on the advances of women in the US Military -- and the timing could not be better.