Tag: Men

TV, Venue

In defence of Mad Men’s Betty Francis

Mad Men hardly needs an introduction; the show’s reputation for its brilliant acting, writing, visual style and historical accuracy speaks for itself. Set in the ‘60s, it depicts a fictional advertising agency in New York and follows the personal and professional lives of the people who work there. Despite the apparent charm of suits, swing…

Arts

Problematic art

Judy Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’ is an homage to historical women. The piece endured a congressional hearing about whether it should be displayed in galleries due to its overt vaginal imagery. The most interesting part was that the debate was comprised entirely of men. ‘The Dinner Party’ is an unapologetic installation, and its scrutiny was…

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