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Mad Men: Lady Lazarus

Season 5, Episode 8: Lady Lazarus
Peggy is irritated by a secret she has to keep. Pete covers for a friend and Don gets unexpected news.

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May. 7th, 2012 04:59 am (UTC)
But the more fundamental thing is holy cow, Pete, really? Women are in charge? In your world? It's nothing new, the Poor Me version of misogyny, and it absolutely works on Pete. But in the context of all the sexual discrimination of the show, it's breathtaking.
Well, this is the same guy who said, with a straight face, "Why can't I have everything I want when I want it?" There are members of royal families who don't have Pete's sense of entitlement. He wants an affair, and really likes the beautiful woman who agreed to have sex with him, so why can't he have it?

So yes, Pete Campbell, in 1966, could spin rejection of further extramarital sex from a married woman into "women get to decide." And Harry is unenlightened enough to agree.