Christina Hendricks Speaks Of Ending "’Mad Men’ Era" Policies At White House Summit

“It’s time for that story to go the way of the rotary phone and the typewriter.”

Actress Christina Hendricks made brief remarks at the White House Summit on Working Families Monday, saying today’s policies related to women need to be updated to no longer be from the “Mad Men era.”

“When President Obama discusses the issues facing working families, equal pay for women, affordable child care, to name a few, he often says that current policies seem to be from the Mad Men era,” Hendricks said.

Hendricks continued, speaking of the challenges the Joan Harris character she plays on AMC’s Mad Men faces “simply because she’s a woman.”

“Well, it’s time for that story to go the way of the rotary phone and the typewriter,” Hendricks added.

The White House Summit on Working Families is being hosted with the Department of Labor and the Center for American Progress to “set an agenda for a 21st-century workplace.”

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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