Tuesday 23 January 2018

Sinead Ryan: Nothing silly about trivialising Mad Men sexism during this sensitive debate

Fine Gael’s Tom Barry and Aine Collins. Inset: The Dail 'horseplay' incident that has sparked outrage

It might have only been Dail TV but the scene wouldn't have been out of place in an episode of Mad Men – the ’60s cult drama where men were men and women were ... well, play things.

In an act reminiscent of Roger Sterling, the randy partner who never met anything in a skirt he didn't like, we see an elected TD (male) reach out and pull a work colleague (female) onto his lap.

And then Fine Gael tries to brush off the incident as “silly”.

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