Thank you for your considered response. I am well aware of the premise of Mad Men and its setting and intention, having lived the last 40 years Stateside watching television incessantly. I was drawing your attention to the fact that my piece was not about the US, or even the current western understanding of this phenomenon of personal hygiene and hair removal. I often write my own experience, the setting of which is often 30–40–50 years ago. Hope this clarifies. My premise is not fictional. There is no premise, only fact.