"I feel like if you do believe that men and women have equal rights, if someone asks if you're a feminist, you have to say yes, because that is how words work."More
The comedian and actor is an outspoken supporter of women (in comedy and out), and wears a National Organization of Women shirt on the regular. He also defends his colleagues, male and female: "Since there have been men and women, there have been funny women," he told Glamour. "F*cking idiot-ass men keep saying that women aren't funny. It makes me crazy. I find it disgusting and offensive every time."
When talking about his show and its gender politics, Hamm made it clear that he hopes the ideals of the 1960s stay in the past. "Men ruled the roost and women played a subservient role [in the 1960s]. Working wives were a rarity, because their place was in the home, bringing up the kids. The women who did work were treated as second class citizens, because it was a male-dominated society. That was a fact of life then. But it wouldn't be tolerated today, and that's quite right in my book ...People look back on those days through a thick veil of nostalgia, but life was hard if you were anything other than a rich, powerful, white male."