betty draper january jones

January Jones defends her character on Mad Men, Betty Draper (who slapped her daughter after hearing her daughter masturbated at a friend’s house), by telling The Daily:

“All of her actions are justified. Her husband’s cheating on her, and then she finds out that he’s not who he says he is. That probably warrants a divorce. And, you know, Sally shouldn’t be masturbating at other people’s houses or she’s going to get slapped.”

To be fair, there’s probably a case to be made for masturbating in your own house. Like, a really good case. Best possible case. Still, doesn’t slapping your 11 year old daughter as they’re on the cusp of developing their sexuality seem like it’s going to give them some trouble down the road? Or, you know, are there standards that should be adhered to? Keep in mind this is all happening during the 1960’s! If that makes a difference!

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