Christina Hendricks Uses Mad Men Style to Advocate Fair Wages for Women on Funny or Die
To spread the word about President Barack Obama’s proposed minimum wage increase, Funny or Die has employed Harry Hamlin as John Boehner and Kristen Bell as Mary Poppins. This week, they brought out Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks to make an important point about women in the workplace.
Embodying her role of Joan Holloway, Hendricks starts a new job at a modern office and finds herself wholly unfamiliar with technologies like cell phones and computers, at one point trying to physically erase a typo on her screen. “You’re acting like you don’t know how a modern office works!” one of her colleagues exclaims.
As Hendricks points out, in the U.S. women still make 23% less than their male counterparts and 70% of minimum wage workers are female. “So I figure if we’re going to run our businesses like it’s the 1960s, I’m going to act like it,” she says.
Making a similar point in his State of the Union address this year, President Obama said, “It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a Mad Men episode.”
Watch video below, via Funny or Die:
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