Mad Men actress January Jones told Red magazine in a recent interview that she is happy being a single mother to a son and doesn’t want a man in the picture to muck it all up.
In the age of “toxic masculinity,” Jones believes a male figure in five-year-old Xander’s life would lead to him learning terrible, terrible lessons like how to properly throw a curveball or how to make decisions that are not based solely on emotions. Instead, she wants the boy raised only around “strong women,” because apparently, men can't teach boys about respecting girls:
“It’s good to have strong women around a man. To teach him to respect women. He doesn’t have a male person in his life saying ‘don’t cry’ or ‘you throw like a girl.’ All those shitty things dads accidentally do.”
The actress continued, telling Red that while she has no need for a partner, she might want one someday, but only one that would contribute to her happiness and one that is a “manly man” but not a Republican. She draws the line there:
“I just don’t feel I need a partner. Do I want one? Maybe, but I don’t feel unhappy or lonely. It would have to be someone so amazing that I would want to make room. Someone who would contribute to my happiness and not take away from it. I want a manly man in flannel, with a beard and an axe. But then there’s always something wrong with him. Like he’s a Republican.”
So close, single fellas. For a second, there, she sounded like a keeper.
H/T Heat Street