‘Mad Men’ TV Actress Christina Hendricks doesn’t want children

‘Mad Men’ TV Actress Christina Hendricks doesn’t want children

(Link): Christina Hendricks ‘Not Really Interested In Having Children’

(Link): ‘Mad Men’ bombshell Christina Hendricks doesn’t want children

    Apr 13, 2014

    In ‘Mad Men’ Christina Hendricks is a loving mom of her baby boy Kevin but in real life the auburn bombshell is happy to mother a new dog says People magazine.

    “We got a puppy, and that’s my idea of starting a family,” she told Health in their upcoming issue. “People say, ‘Oh, that’s practice for parenting,’ but if it’s practice for anything it’s to be a mom to another puppy. We’ve decided that we are really not interested in having children.

    The 38-year-old actress has been married to Geoffrey Arend since 2009 and so far has not experienced a bout of baby fever.

    “It’s very normal for people to say, ‘Well, when you guys have kids…’ And then when I say, ‘Actually, I don’t think we’re going to do that,’ people will say, ‘Oh, you say that now…’ It doesn’t bother me, though. And, you know, there’s a small chance I could change my mind.’

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(Link): Cultural Discrimination Against Childless and Childfree Women – and link to an editorial by a Childless Woman

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Sex Regarded as Passage Into Adulthood

I found this comment in a review of an episode of the television show “Mad Men,” A Psychiatrist Analyzes Mad Men’s Traumatized Sally Draper.

First, some background (taken from the Vulture page):

MAD MEN TV SHOW EPISODE RECAP

    • It’s every teenager’s nightmare: walking in on their parents having sex. Except in Sally Draper’s case, things get even worse. In the Mad Men episode “Favors” [spoilers ahead for those who haven’t seen it], 14-year-old Sally stumbled into seeing her father, pants around his knees, making love to their neighbor Sylvia, who — just to compound the embarrassment — is the mother of Sally’s crush.
    • Don later tells his mortified daughter that the situation is “complicated” — which, for him, it’s not, particularly, but it certainly is complicated for Sally.
    Even if she recovers from the humiliation, how will she trust her father again? Or anybody, for that matter? To find out if Sally will be scarred for life, or just become a giant hippie, we turned once again to UCLA-affiliated psychiatrist and Mad Men obsessive Dr. Paul Puri.

Here we have the question by the interviewer, who is interviewing a psychiatrist:

  • Now that I think about it, Sally’s friends on Mad Men have all seemed more sexually aware than she is. Might this have something to do with Don and Betty’s messed-up attitudes about sex?

Here is the shrink’s response:

      • It could be from her parents, in that they both keep sex in the shadows; nothing is ever talked about with the daughter. When Sally was masturbating, her mother didn’t say, “We’ll have the-birds-and-the-bees talk.” She said, “You don’t do that alone, and you especially don’t do it in public.” So there’s been a denial there,

in trying to infantilize her 

    • , even at this age.
  • The friend we saw in “Favors” is the only person right now who is encouraging Sally’s development into adulthood , so to speak. She’s encouraging her to grow, maybe too fast for her age, but I think that’s someone to whom Sally will gravitate now.

Pay attention to this comment in particular:

      • So there’s been a denial there, in

trying to infantilize her 

      • , even at this age. The friend we saw in “Favors” is the only person right now who is

encouraging Sally’s development into adulthood 

    • , so to speak. She’s encouraging her to grow, maybe too fast for her age…
    ———————–//End Article Excerpts

It would appear as though the psychiatrist, Dr. Puri, is assuming that a person does not reach true adulthood until he or she has sex. He seems to assume that those who do not have sex by their teen years or young adulthood remain “infantilized” in their adult years.

Really, Dr. Puri? You’re actually going to equate having sex to being an adult?

It’s not that I think people under the age of 18 should be having sex, but that you do not factor into your view that there are virgins such as me who are over 40 years old. I am not a child, nor am I “infantilized.”

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Over Sexed Don Draper – an interesting take on fornication in secular media

When secular sources get it right – Mad Men

Mad Men – a television show on AMC taking place in the 1960s that features Don Draper, an ad executive.

I’ve not watched every single “Mad Men” episode ever made, but I’ve watched the last two seasons, and seen several repeats from earlier seasons.

One thing that stands out is that Don Draper is a total horn dog. He’s been married twice – his character is currently on wife 2, Meagan.

Draper cheats constantly on his wives (at least the second one – or at least it seems the cheating is constant), and after divorcing wife 1, I think he had a few one night stands – I recall one scene where he had sex with his secretary in his apartment on his couch.

Typically, Hollywood and secular television glorify extra-marital sex, but not this show.

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Unmarried Women Perceived as Threats – Married Women Won’t Let This Myth Perish

Unmarried Women Perceived as Threats – Married Women Won’t Let This Myth Perish

The old stereotype or fear that all unmarried women are predators of married men, or that married people cannot be friends with singles without things turning sexual, is still around.

Not only are there plenty of unmarried women who would never have an affair with a married man, but married people need to remember that sometimes married men have affairs with married women of other husbands.

That point is never factored in.

At least some secular sources recognize this takes place (anyone catch last night’s episode of AMC’s Mad Men, where married ad exec Don Draper had sex with the wife of a doctor neighbor in his apartment building?) And of course, I’ve seen this happen in real life, I’ve read about it and have known it to happen.

Here’s another example, from a married woman (who is apparently age 35+) in a latter to “Ask Amy,” who perceives unmarried women, especially ones in their twenties, as being extra-marital affairs waiting to happen:

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