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Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Jon Hamm

by Melissa Silverstein
October 3, 2011 3:37 AM
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He might play a lout on Mad Men (when the hell is that show coming back on the air?) but he sure is not one in real life.

The cast of Mad Men hosted a benefit for the Rape Treatment Center in LA and Hamm made such great comments about the importance of male role models and how he was raised by a single mom.

He laso revealed that he worked as a teacher and in a day care center. If anyone can take away the stigma of men having those jobs it is Don Draper.

Here's what he said:

It is an important thing to instill in a younger generation about the impact of rape, the lasting impact of rape. Children from grade school to high school to college are incredibly susceptible and incredibly malleable, as we all know. To get them early, to teach them about the facts and figures and other realities of rape is key. It is an important issue to me as not only a man, but as an educator, as a human being and as a person on this planet."

Cue swoon.

Another idea, maybe someone should put him in an ad for encouraging more men to work in day care centers.

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h/t Jezebel

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  • Colin Biggs | October 12, 2011 8:41 AMReply

    Such an awesome guy! It's always great to find out that talented actors are also great human beings as well.

  • Eric | October 4, 2011 10:10 AMReply

    Totally uplifting, though it's hard to picture Don Draper teaching kids! Also, March 2012 for the new season.

  • Cynthia | October 4, 2011 5:20 AMReply

    Just stopping by from Shadow And Act to add my 2cents...I LUV ME SOME JOHN HAMM!!!

  • Julie | October 4, 2011 1:54 AMReply

    WOW!!! That's so awesome. I feel so happy about that Jon Hamm is involved with this. God bless him!!

    I'd love to see him in a PSA against rape since he's such a public figure.

  • Christine Marie | October 3, 2011 8:34 AMReply

    It lifts my heart to read about men like Jon Hamm. My fiancee talks often about how men do not understand the realities of what women have to deal with. He was at the Rape Treatment Center in LA for just a few hours one day and saw traumatized women and girls streaming in, one after another, suffering like he had never seen. It made him sensitive to women's issues in a whole new way. Thank you very much for this post.

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