I can’t embed this video of the first Mad Med episode where Peggy goes to the gynecologist, but I had forgotten just how exactly it mirrors the latest freak-out over contraception until I saw it again the other day. The dialog for the gynecologist is pretty much the current Republican attitude towards contraception: you can have it, but you have to pay for it, and if you use it “too much” you’re going to be called a whore and we can take it away. That episode was set in March, 1960. The Obama team should hire Matthew Weiner and have him edit it down to a 60 second ad to emphasize just how retrograde the last couple of months have been.
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