It'sno secretthat PresidentBarack Obamais a hugeMad Menfan. During a portion about gender income inequality in Tuesday's State of the Union address, POTUS used the show as an example of how outdated some current policies are andMad MencreatorMatthew Weineris "honored" ...
It's no secret that President Barack Obama is a huge Mad Men fan. During a portion about gender income inequality in Tuesday's State of the Union address, POTUS used the show as an example of how outdated some current policies are - and Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is "honored" by the name-drop.
"Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it's an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship - and you know what, a father does, too," Obama said.
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"It's time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode. This year, let's all come together - Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street - to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. Because I firmly believe when women succeed, America succeeds," he continued.
In a statement to E! News, Weiner said, "I support the president, and I'm honored that our show is part of a much-needed national conversation."
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