Joan Holloway Returns to a Modern Office to Promote Gender Equality

By: Alyson Wyers - Aug 8, 2014
References: FunnyOrDie & buzzfeed
This silly yet thought provoking Funny or Die video features Christina Hendricks as her Mad Men character Joan Holloway trying to work in a modern office.

The short video clip shows Joan struggling with today's technology, such as smartphones and desktop computers, and even older technologies like a fax machine. She also attempts to introduce practices common in the 1960s to the office, which are now considered inappropriate. This includes smoking in her cubical and making a martini. She even brings a jello salad for lunch, to the disgust of her new colleagues.

When confronted after attempting to physically erase a typo with an eraser on the screen, Joan Holloway drops some surprising statistics. One of which states women make up nearly 70% of the minimum wage workforce, yet only 15% of Fortune 500 CEOs are female.